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Caen Hill Locks

Address: Avon Road, Devizes SN10 1PR , England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1452 318000
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Ranked #2 of 21 things to do in Devizes
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks

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Mudford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Enjoyable time spent walking up and down the locks and watching the canal boats pass through - this was February so probably very different at peak season. Pleasant seats at various points so could take a picnic although there is a cafe at the Locks which even in the winter was fairly busy. Car parking is charged. Paths reasonably suitable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a very enjoyable walk along canal but a bit muddy in places but only due to rain day befor. But well worth seeing all the locks .

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Fantastic bit of engineering at its best..great for walking or cycling with lots of natural wildlife.I would recommend this to anyone who loves the great out doors.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This long lock flight is impressive. It abounds with wildlife, canal boats, cyclists and walkers. Last week the sight of birds of many types standing on thin sheets of ice was just idyllic. Generally the towpath is in great condition and even after heavy rain only a few places develop muddy pools. Standing at the bottom and looking up the... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Can't help but be in awe of the Caen Hill flight of locks. Living in Devizes & seeing them, along with much of the canal transformed over the last 30 years is amazing - never stop enjoying walking/cycling the towpaths.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Canal-side towpath walks along 16 locks in a flight of 29 on this part of the Kennet & Avon, between Rowde and Devizes. There are some great videos of this stretch of the canal on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrQ6FcktvlM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF74dYENLfA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7Iz1Mh_mrU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILlV9SnL9rk Interesting to see how the lock gates work and to know the history. Built in 1810 to get cargo up... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Well worth a visit at any time, you can take a leisurely walk along the canal and watch the boats come up through the locks. There is a very nice café or you can walk along to the pub.

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Devizes
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

On a any day of the week, in almost any weather the locks are well worth the time spent to visit. A not to challenging walk from top to bottom and back. Good little café at about the half way point for a decent cup of coffee, bacon butty and slice of cake. Best car park is probably alongside café.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a lovely walk to do. If you start at the very bottom you can see all of the boats going through the locks and there is a lovely cafe half way up, or you can carry on and go into Devizes.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There's something unbelievably captivating about the idyllic scene of a canal winding its way through the English countryside. Caen Hill is quite unique in being able to furnish the largest number of locks you will ever be able to see all at once. There are 29 locks in all but the sight from the bottom of the hill of the... More 

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