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Staircase for narrow boats

We stopped briefly having to see the wonder of a staircase set of canal locks. These are not a... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2017
North Wales, UK
Canal trip

Well kept locks with helpful lock keepers.Anglo Welsh boat yard next to locks were you can stop for... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2017
Paul L
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Oct 9, 2018
Aug 5, 2018
“Staircase locks at Bunbury”
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Shropshire Union Canal, Bunbury CW6 9QB, England
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

We went through the locks on a barge whilst in the area on holiday. It takes quite a lot of hard work to get through the locks, but it was well worth the effort!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank vacationgirl58
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

A great half hour watching the boats entering and leaving the locks. Shame there was no shop serving drinks or ice cream, but Bunbury Mill is just up the road and that was lovely.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 495pauliner
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

If you have 15 minutes to spare then watching narrow boats negotiate the 3 staircase locks is a pleasant way to use them. Keep little ones away from the edge! Buy an ice cream at the shop, pick up a brochure for a canal holiday...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Will W
Reviewed July 21, 2017

We stopped briefly having to see the wonder of a staircase set of canal locks. These are not a large set of locks but are wonderful to see. You can feel how different the pace of life is around the canal and it is fascinating...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank TravellerFromNWales
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

Well kept locks with helpful lock keepers.Anglo Welsh boat yard next to locks were you can stop for a cup of tea or coffee and a cake.

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Paul L
Reviewed April 9, 2017

We were lucky enough to watch a boat using the staircase, marvellous how the whole thing works slowly lowering the boat down through the steps, very interesting and somewhat relaxing too set in lovely countryside, nice for a look if your in the area.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Martyn H
Reviewed February 25, 2017

It's difficult to call this a 'tourist attraction' as such. If travelling by boat you have to pass through these locks anyway, but if you are just in the area, driving, cycling or walking, its worth a stop to look around and experience a bit...More

Date of experience: February 2017
3  Thank middlec
Reviewed January 4, 2017

These locks have to be handled a little differently from others and it is worth a few minutes to check the procedure.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank pambill2016
Reviewed September 29, 2016

Wide beam staircase pair not actually in Bunbury, the village is a mile away. Each time we passed through the locks were manned by CRT staff and quite busy. There is an Anglo Welsh hire base below the bottom gates with a gift shop and...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank davehH2284FX
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Our first Lock ever, it was no problem, easier to keep the boat straight if there are 2 boats in it.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Trudi W
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Response from Glenys H | Reviewed this property |
You can park on the road