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Caen Hill Locks

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Address: Avon Road, Devizes SN10 1PR , England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1452 318000
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The locks are amazing! On a lovely day watching the barges and walking along the canal is just perfect, there is a cute little cafe at the top of the locks, coffee and cake to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Lynette S
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

The locks are amazing! On a lovely day watching the barges and walking along the canal is just perfect, there is a cute little cafe at the top of the locks, coffee and cake to finish .

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Nice walks along the towpath with plenty of seats to take a break and watch the boats. Very nice in fine weather

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Well worth a visit to see these locks. Make sure you were comfortable shoes. Fairly good path along the canal.

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Amesbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

After walking the Caen hill flight of locks. The perfect place to while away an hr with homemade cake and a freshly brewed cup of tea . watching the barge's negotiate the locks.

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Devizes United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A walk up and down the famous flight of locks in Devizes is a must if you are visiting. A fantastic feat of engineering which is working perfectly in todays modern age. To watch the barge boats slowly make their way up 27 flights of locks is mesmerising and you can easily find a couple of hours has gone by... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Wonderful set of locks and so unique worth a visit. Lovely walks and little cafe . Very relaxing to hire a barge for the day and take a picnic type meal with friends,

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welshy
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We hire a 62ft barge from Foxhangers and set sail, it was our first time on a barge so it was a sreep learning curve cause wen We arrived it was a very windy day and only made it half mile down canal before giving up and mooring up and waiting for following day. I learnt a tip from this... More 

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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Even if you view the staircase of locks only from the bottom or (less good) from the top, don't visit Devizes without seeing the Caen Hill flight!

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Surrey
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133 reviews 133 reviews
32 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Just after turning off the main road out of Devizes heading East, following signs for Caen Hill Locks, we got our first view of this amazing feat of engineering. As we crossed a small bridge over the canal, we saw the great flight of locks climbing up the hill. There is a road up to a car park at the... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

What a gem of a place, lovely canal side walks, fascinating watching the boats negotiate the locks and lovely little cafe. The car parking is difficult as not big enough for the amount of visitors, but nevertheless well worth waiting for a parking space.

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