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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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An Engineering Wonder

This is a must see for anyone interested in canal construction, enjoying a good walk in a pretty location or just watching the efforts of boaters going through the series of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a must see for anyone interested in canal construction, enjoying a good walk in a pretty location or just watching the efforts of boaters going through the series of locks. There is plenty of wildlife around as well.

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Devizes
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293 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Great, Great, Great! A lovely place to go to watch the narrow boats negotiating the locks - all 29 of them" The tow-path is general dog-waste free and free of litter. Watch out for cyclist though many of which are not fitted with a bell to warn you! Having said that, I would recommend thisl ovely place.

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Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This was just a quick visit as we were passing through....very impressive bit of engineering, and at the time we were there boats were going through which was a added bonus....no entry fee but a fee for car park...if we are in the area again we would most likely have a longer stay.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A great area for an easy stroll with water birds and barges, a tea shop and cyclists welcome. Quite a lot of people around as you approach Devizes.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We are experienced boaters but had not visited the K&A before. The flight is a tribute to the engineers who devised the big side ponds to hold enough water to keep the flight topped up. The present day volunteer lock keepers are very helpful. Once committed to the main flight of 16 locks, you have to keep going because there's... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

so lovley to see a flight of working locks, amazingly brilliant in its simplicity, but someone had to come up with it first! very interesting.

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My wife and I were spending a few days on our friends wide beam canal boat on the Kennet and Avon canal. We joined them at the Black Horse pub in Devizes and stayed here overnight. Saturday we cruised up to Honeywell in the Vale of Pewsey and moored overnight. Next day it was back to the Black Horse for... More 

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salisbury
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Pleasant scenery with long views westwards. Impressive set of locks which take several hours to negotiate by barge. Nice long walks along the tow path (beware of cyclists) wildlife abounds. Sociable navigators to chat to. Nice little cafe for refreshments and car parking cheap. Black Horse pub further along (not visited). Good day out to while away a few hours.... More 

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Calne, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

A fabulous place to visit even if you have no interest in canals , with the flight of locks going up the hill to Devizes you wont fail to see barges progressing up or down this amazing engineering wonder, the walk and cafe are also very good

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Borrego Springs, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 451 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We were in awe of the Caen Hill flight of 29 locks going uphill into Devizes. A jolly good time spent walking, looking, meeting boaters enjoying the sunshine and boaters. A must see if you are in Wiltshire -- I can assure you that you will be impressed! Terry Hunefeld and Ann Dunham, San Diego, California

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Address: 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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