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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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This is a series of sixteen canal locks, one after the other in a long line up the hill. Worth seeing just for the spectacle - not to mention the fascination of watching the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a series of sixteen canal locks, one after the other in a long line up the hill. Worth seeing just for the spectacle - not to mention the fascination of watching the process of getting boats up and down through the locks themselves. And if you're up for it, plenty of crews will be happy to have an... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A short drive out of Devizes, this row of 16 locks out of a total of 29 creates a water ladder in the Kennet and Avon canal. Visually the symmetry is beautiful as each lock and basin matches the design up and down the waterway. The locks are hand powered and the crew of each barge has to open the... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Parking: There is specific car park which is down a long lane. On arrival there were no pay and display machines and were directed to the cafe to pay which is a five minute walk away. I was expecting rather a hefty price but it was only £1 for unlimited time! Locks: So fascinating to see so many locks going... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's all in the title! A pleasant walk with a chance to marvel at the engineering elegance still working today.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Caen Hill Locks, know to my husband and me for years, was inevitably high on our list when we were recently tasked with 'showing off' places of interest to a group of European friends visiting our area. A truly amazing feat, this line of 16 locks has to be seen to be believed - and to be honest it stuns.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Historically fascinating wee bit of engineering. Take a photo at bridge either on way in or out. highlights the sheer scale of the locks. Lovely wee picnic spot. Cafe with lovely service and excellent ice cream- Really good value. £1 to park at site pay at cafe. We arrived and watched a boat slowly working its way up the lock'... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spent a pleasant afternoon with my granddaughter - she was fascinated watching the narrowboats navigate the locks. It's quite a sight, especially from the bottom looking back up, when you can see the full flight of sixteen climbing the hill. Lovely countryside views from the top and a nice cafe, serving light lunches and snacks. It's worth driving to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Viewed from the bottom as the boat enters the lock you can see the immense climb towards Devizes ahead. An impressive feet of engineering. If walking the tow path is in good order but quite steep, could be difficult for wheel chair users although scooters would cope. There is a very good cafe at the top of the flight serving... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

29 locks over two miles. Really good for a walk with the kids Great views and fun watching people operate the lock gates. Cafe half way up.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoy walking by the locks as do our grandsons who love helping to open the lock gates for those on holiday many of whom are very keen to have help as there are 29 locks on this stretch of the canal! They also like a visit to the cafe for an ice cream or hot chocolate if weather... More 

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