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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 outstanding piece of British Engineering

Probably best seen from the lower end (car park within 100 yards) but you realise the amount of work the boaters have to endure to get to the top (there's many more locks above... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
terry j
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Stonehouse, United Kingdom
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Stonehouse, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Probably best seen from the lower end (car park within 100 yards) but you realise the amount of work the boaters have to endure to get to the top (there's many more locks above the flight in view with a pub at the summit)

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Hampshire
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a walk from Devizes centre along the length of the Caen hill locks.Although a bit wet underfoot was no problem for the wellies.It is certainly a impressive sight to see I am just glad That I was not having to operate all the locks on the 5-6 hour transit.There is a nice tea room at Devizes Wharf and... More 

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Thank wellogra
West Sussex
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A few hours well spent walking from central Devizes down through the locks and back. Had a great cup of tea and cake en route.

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Thank BrideWestSussex
Devizes, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unbelievably wonderful views. I live here but never get bored by the views and always draw breath at the top of the flight. If this is not a wonder of the world it should be.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to visit Caen hill locks while in the area and we timed it perfectly as a barge was working its way up the locks. It was fascinating to see the process of opening and closing the locks to move up the steep gradient. We were lucky, it was early morning and the sun was shining,... More 

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Thank Richard H
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As far as views go, it's up there with the best. I've run up and down these locks many times. I've also sat at the bottom on the bench whilst mulling through thoughts during difficult times. It's a very peaceful place and brings me great satisfaction to spend anytime here. I've never had the pleasure of actually using the locks,... More 

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Thank CJRam
Devizes, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite living close by I rarely spend much time really enjoying what these locks offer! Went along in both September and November with family visiting the area and had a lovely time reading about the history and taking in the magnificence of the engineering that went on to provide this waterway. Parking very easy and access was good for one... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We live less than a mile away from the locks and it's a lovely day out with the children - older one on her bike and the baby in the pram. Some parts are extremely muddy - so wellies / walking boots are a must!!!

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Thank Carrie0688
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

My boyfriend and I often walknup the flight in summer. We see all sorts of wild life. Boats going up N down the locks. The only down side is the path could do with a bit of TLC and maybe putting a few lights along the way for when it gets dark other than that the locks are lovely and... More 

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Thank Shaz R
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48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Went for a 10.2 mile walk with colleagues from work as an excuse to munch into a hearty lunch at the barge inn at Seend. Parking in town we walked the locks from the centre the 5.1 miles to the Barge Inn. Then after an hour and 20 min break and feeling refreshed walked back the 5.1 miles. The towpath... More 

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