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Welcome to Buckden Marina

Offering leafy riverside moorings next to the River Great Ouse, Buckden Marina appeals to motor cruisers, narrowboats and wide beam boat owners. A safe, secure marina berth in a delightful setting in Cambridgeshire.
Looking for an annual, seasonal or visitor berth for your river cruiser or narrowboat?  Buckden is a picturesque marina in East Anglia, only 30 minutes from Cambridge and an hour from London by car, with enviable facilities 
Cruising on the River Great Ouse
The River Great Ouse and its tributaries add up to 140 miles of potential cruising from Buckden Marina both inland or towards the North Sea. 
Marina Moorings for every type of canal or river boat
For narrowboat, canal boat and motor cruiser berths in Cambridgeshire, look no further. Buckden is a great value inland marina with 240 floating pontoon berths in 92 acres of countryside and the added bonus of superb onsite facilities.
Inland Marina with Leisure Club facilities
The Leisure Club on the marina site has a gym, indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room, spa and aerobic studio perfect for you and your crew to unwind and enjoy. In addition there are tennis courts, a bar and cafe, engineering and boat sales services to add to the expected onsite marina security, wifi and full pontoon services. Click onto the marina facilities page for more detail.
Secure Marina berths
Our dedicated marina staff are onsite 24 hours a day, with a primary aim to provide a safe, secure and enjoyable boating environment for all our boating customers. They are happy to help with any query from the best places to visit to provising a list of Chandlery items in stock.
Marina berths to match your type of boating
Buckden Marina offers a perfect home base for your boat, or a seasonal or visitor berth for those boat owners cruising the inland waterways of Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire and exploring all the historic and pretty rivers and towns nearby. 
Plus, as a Castle Marinas berth holder you can visit other inland marinas in the group for free. Click here for more information on our flexiberthing options.

Give us call at Buckden Marina on 01480 812660

Arranging Your Visit To Buckden Marina

We believe there is no substitute for experiencing something for yourselves and our staff would be delighted to show you around. Click here to arrange a visit or to book a visitor berth for your boat. Or call 01480 812660.

To help you further when making a decision about where to moor your boat on the inland waterways we have below listed the points that make Buckden Marina unique and the benefits those unique points bestow
Buckden Marinas mooring features - Plus the benefits to narrowboat, canal boat and motorcruiser owners 
  • Leafy Riverside location in 92 acres of cambridgeshire countryside - Perfect for exploring historic towns and picturesque rivers locally
  • Only an hour from London and 30 minutes from Cambridge by car - Conveniently located but still with a countryside feeling so you can fully relax
  • Buckden Marina is next to the River Great Ouse near Cambridge  - Ideal for motor boat and riverboat cruising. Go West to explore the inland waterways network or East towards the coast
  • Superb onsite facilities including a leisure centre and swimming pool - If you need a change from boating or the weather turns against you, you can go for an exercise class, sauna, swim or play tennis
  • Bar and Restaurant onsite  - No need to use the car again once you have arrived at the marina
  • Berths for motor cruisers and wide beam boats as well as narrowboats  - the marina caters for all types of boats and boating and even supplies a limited selection of useful chandlery
  • Onsite engineering and boat sales - Easy and stress free to get your boat problems fixed at Buckden
  • Floating pontoons - Peace of mind during flood times
  • Wide beams catered for - Knowing there is enough room in the marina for moving and berthing
  • As part of the Castle Marinas group, Buckden berth holders can visit other marinas in the group for free - added value from your berthing fees

Boat Sales at Buckden Marina

Marlex Marine Technology operate the Boat Sales and the Engineering workshop at Buckden Marina. For further information on the services offered or for a quotation please contact us directly: -

Tel: 01480 812 225 Email Us

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  • Kevin Ward
    Marina Manager

    Kevin celebrated by travelling 248 miles to Buckden in his narrowboat, showing his passion for the inland waterways life.

    Kevin's skills and experience are particularly relevant to the Managers role. His work as a Handover person for a large narrowboat operator in the Midlands stirred his interest in boating and led to his own purchase of a narrowboat, then he worked for 3M Plc refurbishing commercial properties. His Customer skills will enable us to add value to our moorers at Buckden, and we will also be investing in the infrastructure on site, using his wide reaching practical skills.

  • Rebecca Carpenter
    Assistant Marina Manager

    In her own words Office Manager Rebecca describes working for Castle Marinas

    "I'm proud to have worked at Buckden Marina for over 11 years now and still
    love the beauty of the place like my first day.  I don't have a boat but
    have learnt a lot about them with my job. I am a mum of two who both
    keep me very busy when I'm not at work and who love to come see the marina where mummy works"

Explore the Marina

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Contact Castle Marinas using the following methods:

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Rebecca Carpenter


Rebecca Carpenter
01480 812660


Buckden Marina Limited
7a Marina View
Mill Road
PE19 5BH

Narrowboat Holidays with Castle Marinas

Castle marinas operates five marinas on the UK's inland waterways network including some of the UK's leading inland marinas catering for all types of narrowboats and river cruisers. From our base at Wigrams Turn Marina, we also run a Black Prince hire fleet of some 15 narrowboats, ideal for holidays of all types.

Black Prince Holidays offer award winning luxury narrowboat holidays from 9 locations across the UK, including Wigrams Turn Marina. All narrowboats have full central heating, 240v electric, Freeview,DVD and mobile WiFi, making the Black Prince Holidays fleet one the best equipped on the canal system.

Ideally situated at the head of the Oxford Canal, Wigrams Turn in Napton is a base that offers a starting point for a large number of interesting routes. The Warwickshire Ring, for the more energetic and experienced, contrasts the beautiful countryside around Warwick with city life and industry through Birmingham and Spaghetti Junction. Trips of beauty and interest can also be achieved, including Stratford Upon Avon, Oxford, Snarestone, or a visit to the Waterways Museum at Stoke Bruerne, depending on the number of locks you wish to negotiate.

Visit the Black Prince Holidays website for more details including special offers canal boat holidays.




Castle Marinas are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Manager for Buckden Marina.


Although not a new role at Buckden, the job has been specifically developed to suit the New Manager, Kevin Ward. 


Kevin celebrated by travelling 248 miles to Buckden in his narrowboat, showing his passion for the inland waterways life, and ensuring that he’d be able to devote his full 

attention to his new home marina by living onboard at Buckden with his partner and three children.


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Win a weeks free berthing for your boat, canal boat or narrowboat with Castle Marinas Ltd

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Castle Marinas are happy to announce that from January all our inland and coastal marinas will now be able to use our free Wifi service. 

Easy communication is an important part of modern life and that goes for the boating community too. 

You can now instantly access information on tides, weather and news from your boat mooring and we at Castle are delighted to be able to offer free coverage in every marina.

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Castle Marinas Limited pride ourselves on our extremely competitive berthing rates for both our marinas on the coast and inland. 

And to help even more with your boating costs we are delighted to announce a new loyalty bonus scheme for 2013/14 at selected marinas:

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Facilities at Buckden

Buckden Marina has 240 floating pontoon berths all behind security barriers with full services available to most.

We have an excellent facilities building which opened in 2009 to much postive feedback.

  • Full Engineering Services
  • Brokerage and New Boat Sales
  • Floating Pontoons
  • On Site Security
  • Wi-Fi internet connection
  • Assorted facilities include gymnasium, heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa, aerobic studio and tennis courts
  • Bar and cafe facilities on site

Please note the office is closed on Mondays.


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Marlex Marine Technology operate the Boat Sales and the Engineering workshop at Buckden Marina. For further information on the services offered or for a quotation please contact us directly: -

Tel: 01480 812 225

Email Us

Click here to go to our website


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Boat Brokerage

To see the current boats available at Marlex Marine Brokerage please visit:



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Marina Facilities

The Great Ouse

Buckden Marina is an inland marina situated next to the River Great Ouse.

The River Great Ouse weaves through the flat landscape of East Anglia for 75 miles and with its tributaries, the River Cam, Lark, Little Ouse and Wissey makes up to 140 miles of navigable waterway for you to explore flowing through some of the most unspoilt water environments in Britain.

There are many sites of interest along the river with several towns and villages for you to visit with attractive mooring points.

The Environment Agency is the navigation authority for this region and you will need to register your craft with them and obtain a lock key to operate the un-manned locks.  You will also need a windlass available from chandleries on the system.

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Flexi Berthing

At Castle Marinas our main priority is to provide a safe, secure and enjoyable boating environment for our narrowboat and canal boat customers.

We also off a flexible approach to an annual mooring. Castle Marinas customers in our five inland marinas can moor in any of those marinas providing space is available. We adjust what you pay in line with the tariff applicable to each marina for the time you spend there.

Its the perfect option if you like to vary your canal boating destinations from year to year as we have several inland marinas to choose from.

Click here to contact us for further information on berthing prices in Buckden Marina and other marinas in the Castle Marinas group.

Terms and Conditions apply.

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Waterside Leisure Club

If you are looking for information about Waterside Leisure Club including:

  • Gym membership
  • Dining
  • Beauty
  • Lodge sales

Please call 01480 810355 or click here to visit their website.

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