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Caen Hill Locks

Address: Avon Road, Devizes SN10 1PR , England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1452 318000
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Devizes
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Stand on one of the lock bridges about 3/4 of the way up the flight. Looking down you can't help to be impressed by the effort the Victorian's and more recently the Kennet & Avon Canal Volunteers went to, to create then restore the Canal. A good cup of team can be had at the café at the top of... More 

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Calne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

An interesting walk in pleasant country scenery, where you can see colourful barges going through the locks or just floating around. Good for dog walking as there are bins provided. There is a cafe with a bit of outdoor seating if required.

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Surrey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This set of locks on the Kennet & Avon Canal is a wonderful sight and a testament to the builders & engineers who created it. has to be seen, great views across the countryside and a refreshing walk too.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Always such a pleasure to visit the locks and so scenic with the canal boats. Just such a peaceful place to be and just charming. Shame they have started charging for parking however.

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Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

For those interested in old English engineering of this sort it is impressive to see the Caen locks. It makes a nice walk and to see the symmetry in all the locks is impressive and we visited when no barges were moving and I can only say to see the locks in full flow of actually working would be a... More 

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Chichester
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I walked to Devizes from Bath over 2 days, This was the magnificent end of my walk- not far from Devizes with a much welcome cafe at the top

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We visited and negotiated the Caen Hill Lock flight on our canal boat Holiday in October 2014. After a little initial trepidation at traversing such a large lock staircase, we soon got into the swing of things. The locks themselves are a magnificent sight, especially in the early morning or early evening when they have some dramatic light on them.... More 

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Devizes
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This amazing flight of 29 locks is thought to be the longest in Europe, if not the world. It is a wonderful sight and a most unusual walk along the tow-path. There is plenty of activity on the canal, boats and birds. And Devizes, a very lovely ancient market town, very nearby and well worth a visit.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
28 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Spotted a kingfisher as I ran 5 miles along the canal, past the locks and barges. Excellent path for running and walking. Nice riverside houses and quay to view. Quiet and peaceful 2 mins from centre of town.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Had a lovely walk down (and up) this amazing place near Devizes. Fantastic engineering feat. nice pub and tea rooms along the way.

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