We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Caen Hill Locks

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Avon Road, Devizes SN10 1PR , England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1452 318000
Website
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 340 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 226
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
fantastic walk

This is a must if you love to walk & see spectacular scenery The locks & boats navigating them is something to be seen. So relaxing. The boat owners are so friendly & love a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
roley27
,
Noosaville, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

340 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Noosaville, Australia
Level Contributor
49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a must if you love to walk & see spectacular scenery The locks & boats navigating them is something to be seen. So relaxing. The boat owners are so friendly & love a chat. Wear old shoes as it can be quite muddy.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Lovely walk down the canal away from the roads. The air is lovely and clean. you can watch the boats going up and down the locks. If you walk down the tow path, at the bottom you can cross over the canal and walk up through the field on the other side. There is a car park about half way... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The place was recommended to us by a friend who said it would be wheelchair-friendly. My hubby and I went on a SUnday afternoon in summer 2015. The weather was fine, if a little overcast. It was an awful experience. We parked up and had a coffee and cake in the cafe and set off for a walk ... well... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
98 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had a lovely cycle ride along the towpath, from the locks car park (£1 for 4 hours payable in the cafe) to the bottom of the hill and up again and then onto Devizes. You can also cycle to Bradford-on-Avon 12 miles in the other direction. There were lots of people walking, cycling, enjoying the sunshine and the spectacle... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We visited here sat 22/08/15 and had the most amazing day! We were thankfully blessed by sun and high temperatures and were pleasantly surprised by this place. We arrived in the car park, parked up, slight confusion over how to obtain a parking ticket but you don't, you simply park up, follow the sign over the river to find the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Andover, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Isabelle (7) saw something on the news with a long boat using a lock and she wanted to know how it worked. It was sunny so we headed to Devises. What a great few hours of walking, helping boat owners operate the many locks, looking on boats and eating ice cream from the cafe half way up. Then I realised... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Quite an outstanding achievement of surveying and engineering, not to forget that this was constructed by men using basic tools. Quite something to take a boat through so many locks together, which may explain why we saw a lot of narrow and other boats at each end of the incline.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ashford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A beautiful peaceful place. perfect for a stroll along the canal banks, watching the boats or (as we do) going for a paddle in kayaks. There is even a little cafe perfect for refreshments and even ice-cream. Best to pick a day when the weather is dry to really appreciate it at its best A fantastic piece of engineering that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Preston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
229 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

What fantastic engineers they were to design all these locks, and the workers, of course, who built them. It makes a very pleasant walk along the canal to see the locks and watch the boats going through them. It must be very tiring for the people operating them by the time they get through them all, either going up or... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Devizes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Caen Hill is used by barges but takes most of a day I believe to get through the flight of locks. It is a lovely scenic place with a clear path to the side and tidy grass to the other with benches intermittently. There are great views and a small cafe at the top. On clear evenings hot air balloons... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Caen Hill Locks also viewed

 

Been to Caen Hill Locks? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Caen Hill Locks staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?