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Address: Avon Road, Devizes SN10 1PR , England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1452 318000
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What fabulous engineering.

Eight 'senior' canal boaters on a 70ft craft, undertook the journey up and down this flight during a delightful week on the Kennet & Avon canal. The whole system is kept in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Eight 'senior' canal boaters on a 70ft craft, undertook the journey up and down this flight during a delightful week on the Kennet & Avon canal. The whole system is kept in superb order, and even the Canal Trust Volunteer that chatted to us was very friendly and informative, not like some we have met during our Canal holidays !... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Had a great walk when visiting Devizes for business. No Litter and well looked after. Real gem! The views are great. nothing else to say.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

the footpath next to the locks was really well maintained and very smooth for walking while carrying a baby

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I'm prejudiced as I have a broadbeam in the marina below the locks, but watching and indeed operating locks watching large boats go up and down is fascinating. Boats are lifted up the waterway..the Kennet and Avon Canal by opening and closing sluices and lock gates. Many of the locks have been dedicated to those great volunteers and fundraisers who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Good place for a walk with the family and dog. picnic benches down one side. plenty of wildlife to look out for. When you get to the bottom you can walk up the hill and see the locks - if you're lucky you'll see canal boats going through them which is fascinating. just keep young children close by in buggies... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

What a spectacular sight a credit to the engineers. Being a canal nice flat walk and such a splendid sight all the locks one after another.

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Salisbury
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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Fascinating to see these locks that stretch into the distance. Easy walking along the canal towpath makes it all the more enjoyable. We actually saw a couple of narrow boats passing through the locks, which fill and empty quicker than we imagined but this is probably due to the renovation that has recently taken place. We also got to help... More 

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Bristol
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Whilst in Devizes for the weekend we decided to walk the Kennet & Avon canal, and take in the longest flight of locks in the UK. Whilst the weather was rainy, and not particulalry conducive to outdoor pursuits, we were glad we'd made the effort, as the locks were quite a sight to see. To watch the efforts of canal... More 

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Stunning scenery, and fascinating history of the site in the museum within Devizes. Easy walking with café at the top of the run of locks

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The only negative was the typical english rain.It poured down but it was such a lovely walk that we didn't let a little rain put us off

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