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Tapton Lock Visitor Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Called for a coffee

Dropped in for a coffee on walk into Chesterfield. Ok but was from a machine and at the time the... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2019
martoct
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Tasty Treat Along the Canal

We have had a lovely day taking a trip on the boat at Tapton Lock. The staff are so friendly and... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2019
JanChesterfield
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Tapton Lock Visitor Centre on the Chesterfield Canal offers visitors a friendly welcome, advice on exploring the canal and local countryside and tasty coffee, homemade cakes and snacks. Come in and have a look, we'll be happy to tell you about the...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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59A Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield S41 7JB, England
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+44 1629 533020
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

Dropped in for a coffee on walk into Chesterfield. Ok but was from a machine and at the time the latte was very dark as the milk had blocked, so had to drop in a couple of creams to lighten it up. Nice place to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank martoct
TaptonLock, Ranger at Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2019

Hi, thanks for your review. Please let our staff know if you have a problem with the coffee machine, we are more than happy to offer to replace your drink free of charge.

Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

We have had a lovely day taking a trip on the boat at Tapton Lock. The staff are so friendly and know everything about the canal. I had a great coffee (ground) and a Bakewell Flapjack which was gorgeous and really substantial. The volunteers are...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JanChesterfield
TaptonLock, Ranger at Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2019

Thank you for review Jan. We are so pleased you had a good day and we'll pass your comments on to the Chesterfield Canal Trust volunteers who crew the boat.

Reviewed February 24, 2019

We went by car NO WHERE to park yellow lines every where we really wanted to go here, its next to the motorways, we went into a supermarket to park but no safe way of getting there disappointed,More

Date of experience: February 2019
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TaptonLock, Ranger at Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2019

I'm sorry you didn't have a good visit. It can be a problem for visitors finding somewhere to park, when canals were built nobody had cars so parking wasn't a concern. If one of your party had come into the visitor centre we could have...More

Reviewed January 20, 2019

Walked down Cuckoo Way on Wharf Lane, over the curly wurly bridge , past Mill Lock No1 + onto Tapton Lock Visitor Centre - glad of the conveniences + convivial chat with the ranger serving home-made Granola bars & hot chocolate!! Always a warm welcome...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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TaptonLock, ranger at Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2019

Thank you, glad you had a nice walk. We think the homemade cakes are very tasty as well.

Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Visited Tapton Lock for the first time today for the Santa trip. Despite the rain, we were made to feel welcome in the visitor centre before the trip started. Lovely canal based gifts were purchased. Didn't try the cafe but the prices were reasonable and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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TaptonLock, Public Relations Manager at Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2019

Thank you Sarah. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with Santa. Come again in the summer and enjoy the towpath in the sunshine.

Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

I’m josh one of the crew on John varley II trip boat on the canal and the staff in the visitors center are really nice you should visit if your near by and mabey take a trip on John varley II

Date of experience: October 2018
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TaptonLock, Ranger at Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2019

Thanks Josh. Always glad to hear the John Varley crew are happy!

Reviewed September 12, 2018

We had a lovely walk along the Canal from Tapton Lock to Chesterfield.Somebody who seemed to be connected to the Tapton Lock Visitor Centre walked with us gave us a lovely running commentary and history of the canal.Thank you whoever you are ,it was much...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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TaptonLock, Ranger at Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2019

Hi Werner, we are just catching up with reviews. Thank you for your kind words, glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed July 19, 2018

Lovely little place to stop and walk down the canal. Had a drink at cafe very friendly and helpful staff

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

This is a nice place to have a rest whilst walking along the canal. The staff are nice and there is a selection of sandwiches etc. It isn't very big. There are also public toilets at the rear of the centre.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Called in on the way past, decent little shop and a cafe, member of staff was very friendly, not worth travelling to but worth a look if you are nearby

Date of experience: April 2018
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RubyTyke
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Response from TaptonLock | Property representative |
Hi Ruby, apologies for not answering your question in time. Our social media isn't constantly monitored due to staff shift patterns. Regular canal trips don't start until Easter, so you didn't miss out! Trips are run by... More
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