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Caen Hill Locks

Avon Road, Devizes SN10 1PR , England
+44 (0)1452 318000
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Devizes
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Swanley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Scenery fantastic a great cup of tea/cake at the cafe at the top lock walking alongside the locks very peaceful the only thing to put you off is the amount of dogs of the lead a bit unsettling at times

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Crook, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The locks are very impressive, I was a bit in awe of the whole thing. We were lucky enough to see a boat passing through, and it was nice to see members of the public on the tow path helping out. The lady on the boat was happy to chat and answer questions, it was fascinating. The cafe at the... More

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Bideford, England, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

It always seems to rain when we we take visitors to see this amazing staircase of restored locks, but no matter, whatever the weather it's always an impressive sight. On our most recent visit our German friends were impressed with the waterway, whilst their six year old daughter declared that the chocolate ice cream at the café was the best... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Love this place. Take a stroll down the locks, lend a hand to the Canal boats attempting to navigate them, enjoy the views of the Wiltshire country side. While you're in the area visit Roundway Hill or take the kids to the Rowdy Cow.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
48 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Park in the wharf, it's free on Sundays. Enjoy a gentle walk down the tow path to the bottom on the amazing flight of locks. It's rare not to see a boat or two navigating them which is always well worth a watch. The walk back up is a little more strenuous but you can get refreshments either at the... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A great bit of Engineering our visit was curtailed by a heavy downpour so we could not do the full fligfht

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
41 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A stunning area indeed, many wonderful things to see along this canal and these locks certainly are one of them, brilliant to watch and amazing to see, a great walk for anyone looking to get some good old country walking done.

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Swanage, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Amazing walk along the canal to Bradford on Avon, the Caen locks are so impressive, all the walkers we passed as well as all the passengers and skippers of the barges were incredibly friendly

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Cycled from Bristol on NCR 4. Came to Caen Hill and saw the flight of locks. Oy was a fantastic sight. A real piece of living history. It made my day.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A one off landmark that is not to be missed just to watch the canal boats going from lock to lock is fascinating.

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