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Caen Hill Locks

Avon Road, Devizes SN10 1PR , England
+44 (0)1452 318000
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Ranked #3 of 16 attractions in Devizes
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We were amazed at the Caen Hill Locks which we were told to visit by a family member who had been before. Spent about 3 hours here watching the canal boats come & go, whilst talking to people who owned their own boat or who were just renting. Was very interesting. Nice cafe for lunch as well or just an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

A lovely walk. Gorgeous views and a wonderful afternoon had, and for free! Had a wonderful time and always enjoy walking the length of the locks with my family when I am back in Devizes. Lovely.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

What an excellent place, easy walk up and down, pleasant cafe nearby. Lovely views over valley. Able to watch narrow boats and crew.

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Pakenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A very much undiscovered "free" attraction featuring a series of 16 canal locks which rise in a staircase formation. Visit was on a sunny evening, so the café was shut and there were no boats using the locks. However it was a very peaceful 1 hour return walk down to the last lock and back, but walking shoes will be... More

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Cardiff, Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This part of the Kennet and Avon canal is well worth visiting. To view the set of locks is to marvel at how this engineering feat was completed. An amazing sight to watch the narrowboats passing through the series of locks. Each lock is named with a sign giving the details behind the name. At the top is a cafe... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stayed in a cottage at Foxhangers just by these locks. The walk was lovely and managed it easily with a buggy. My 3yr old easily managed the walk up which takes around 20-30mins with children. There is an ice cream at the cafe right at the top but was closed by the time we got there as it was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Had a lovely gentle stroll from Foxhangers to Devizes along the towpath. This is an easy walk and is for all abilities, young and old. We had a stop at the cafe for refreshments before continuing into Devizes for a spot of lunch before strolling back to Foxhangers where we had parked the car. A lovely way to spend a... More

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Rendezvous, Christ Church, Barbados
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Went for a great walk along the canal watching the plethora of boats pass by since there are 47 locks in total and near where we parked must have been 10-15 within 2 miles.

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San Canzian d'Isonzo, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We started from Devizes and we reached Bath, by National Cycle Route 4. The initial part was very spectacular: the landscape of the locks was unusual and lively, with people walking, go by bike, and the slow boats that went up the Avon. Cheerful spirit in the air. Along the way there are good places to take a break and... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I was overwhelmed how anyone could put together such a set of locks and how they work so many years after they were built. We made our way there from Devizes town where we enjoyed market day. Walking to the Caen Locks was easy and a taster for what was to come. There were around six locks before we got... More

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