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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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Fun days up and down

We rented a canal narrow boat at Bradford on Avon and made our way up the Caen hill locks (and two days later back down them). It was a very fun experience working the locks. You... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We rented a canal narrow boat at Bradford on Avon and made our way up the Caen hill locks (and two days later back down them). It was a very fun experience working the locks. You really appreciate the engineering after learning to run them. Conveniently there are pubs on either side and an ice cream shop at the top.... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

An amazing feat of engineering achievement and brilliant that these locks are back in action along with the rest of the Kennet and Avon canal. We walked along the tow path several times, the countryside is amazing and along the locks in the pounds I saw a heron, swans and baby cygnets with many ducks living alongside the holiday makers.... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A lovely walk along side the canal.....lots to see and you can walk for miles, with cafe and pub on route depending on how far you go .

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Devizes, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

When asked by friends if we would like a day on the narrow boat they were booking for a two week holiday my wife and I both said yes. This surprised me as my wife is not the most natural sailor and always been reluctant to consider a canal holiday. A day on a canal is hardly sailing as far... More 

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Reigate
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

What great sight when you first see all the locks, especially from the bottom. You can even help out some the travellers, as it's hard work with 26 lochs in a row! There is easy parking on the road nearby, so well worth a visit.

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ayrshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

What a marvellous sight - lovingly restored by Canal Trust enthusiasts - 29 locks from Foxhangers into the town of Devizes. We parked in the Caen Hill car park for a reasonable charge - ticket purchased across the canal in the nearby Caen Hill café. We walked up towards Devizes first, then turned and walked way back down past lock... More 

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canterbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We have just visited Caen Hill Locks with our puppy. It was so different than your usual walk as we walked alongside the tow path and were able to stop and watch the barges negotiate each of the many locks. We started at the top and parked in The Quay car park in Devizes. You can make the walk as... More 

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Broad Oak, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It was truly awesome! It takes a canal boat all day to get through this step of locks. Great to watch the process. Lovely walk alongside the lock. There is a cafe at the top (we didn't go in, but it looked nice).

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Woolsery, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We love the tea rooms and always pop in when we are close enough and sometimes when we are not! The locks are so relaxing and awesome.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We made a detour on our journey to visit the locks as I had seen photos of the previously. We first parked (paid parking) at the Devizes Canal Wharf and walked along the canal to the top of the locks. A lovely walk in the countryside watching others work on the narrow boats. There is a cafe here at the... More 

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Address: Avon Road, Devizes SN10 1PR, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1452 318000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Devizes

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