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A Beautiful Inland Marina in Staffordshire

Nestled amid rolling Staffordshire countryside on the edge of the historic market town of Stone, Aston Marina offers a tranquil and luxuriously appointed base for both long and short term moorers.

Scenic Surroundings

Located adjacent to Aston Lock, just south of Stone on the Trent & Mersey Canal, its central location is perfect for cruising the waterways. An award-winning on-site bar and restaurant, No.26 – named for the neighbouring lock – means that you never have far to stroll for a hearty weekend breakfast, light lunch on the deck, delicious evening meal or simply a drink in the bar. A short walk along the towpath, meanwhile, will find you in Stone town centre, with its excellent shops & restaurants and great country pubs.

The Perfect Base for Cruising

In this enviable location, we have 200 berths available for long term and temporary moorings, each with metered 16amp electricity, water and fob access security gates. The twin basins are over 2.5 metres deep and generously wide – allowing easy manoeuvrability while the unique feature of an entrance and exit negates winding within the marina and further enhances the ease of navigation, as well as encouraging a natural throughput of fresh water.

Amenities are provided through a luxury block, with showers and toilets, Elsan disposal & laundry. Pump-out and diesel are located either side of our iconic miniature Iron bridge, and a fob access barrier provides controlled access to ample secure parking for moorers.

Trent & Mersey Canal
Marina Office

Friendly and attentive marina team

The marina office is located in the middle of the site with a small chandlery selling essential items alongside convenient supplies of coal, gas & logs, a book swap library, maps and information on the surrounding area & attractions.

We have a fully equipped workshop with servicing, maintenance and DIY facilities alongside a hard-standing storage area onsite. In times of need, they also offer launch & recovery, available via our slipway and unique boat lift trailer (we believe we are the only marina in the country with the capability to slip up to a 70ft craft!).

In short, Aston Marina offers everything you need in a base from which to explore our amazing canal network!



Maggie, Ryan and the dog Pixel

Aston Marina was the first place we moored after buying our narrowboat and we enjoyed the area, the atmosphere, and the friendly staff so much that we continue to moor here every winter. We’ve moored in several other marinas over the years and none compare to Aston Marina. It’s a lovely quiet marina and well-situated, being only a short walk along the towpath to Stone.

The facilities are very well kept and the secure gated moorings plus secure carpark give us peace of mind. The maintenance team do a fantastic job making sure the marina always looks beautiful and are quick to fix anything that needs repairing. All the staff are very friendly and organise exclusive fun events for moorers such as the Christmas lights competition and Christmas parties. Nothing is ever too much trouble for the team at Aston Marina!

Aston Marina is ideally placed for me to begin and end my boating season – (I run a ‘Skippered live-aboard holiday experience’ on my Narrowboat Ellis) and over-wintering here gives me various route options such as the lovely Macclesfield Canal, Caldon, the Trent & Mersey north (with links to the Bridgewater and beyond) and south to the Staffs and Worcester.

Not only is it a great location with ample parking, good facilities and well-kept grounds, it’s also very handy for marina services between trips with competitively priced diesel, chandlery supplies and a mind of local knowledge.

The Marina team are without exception, friendly, professional, supportive and have a ‘can do’ attitude that really does make you feel valued. Everyone I encounter from the Marina Manager to the cleaning crew, clearly take a pride in their work and ensure the marina is always in tip-top shape and well presented.

After a brief stay in September 2019 we put Aston Marina at the top of our list when looking for a new mooring for our narrow boat Penny From Heaven.  We have now been at the marina since May 2022 and have felt right at home since day one.  The staff are very friendly and helpful and the facilities are the best we have ever seen.

We love the open countryside location and the views from all around, perfect for cruising, or just as a base for visiting the area on day trips.  Being on a canal we don’t have to worry about getting caught in floods and the narrow locks are easily manageable. There are plenty of cruising routes to choose from, enough to keep us happy for years to come.

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