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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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A great place to see

A interesting sight and great to be able to go for a walk beside the locks and watch the boats work their way through each one. A nice little cafe there as well.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

A interesting sight and great to be able to go for a walk beside the locks and watch the boats work their way through each one. A nice little cafe there as well.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A brilliant place to walk, observe the boats, marvel at the locks and chat to friendly canal staff & boaters. It's fascinating to see the ingenuity of the Victorians still working today due to the diligence of volunteers and enthusiasts...but even if uninterested in the engineering aspect, the countryside, views and beauty of the surroundings inspire awe...and it's a jolly... More 

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North Yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really interesting to watch the boats working their way up this big run of canal locks. The surrounding area also has some interesting bird life, a nice cafe and a wide 'tow path' alongside the canal so you can walk or cycle up or down. It's a lovely walk on a sunny day.

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Thank SophiaNorthYorkshire
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one place I keep returning to when I visit Devizes. The locks are a marvelous piece of engineering and the walk from Devizes centre to the foot of the locks is easy going and enjoyable, you can also cycle and I have even encountered disability scooters along its length. There is of course the tea room at the... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The victorian's were very ingenious folk. The cean locks prove that. I love watching the narrow boats go through the locks and helped open the lock gates for one boat. I have a drawing to canals and a cup of tea and a scone in the tea shop at the top is a welcom break. Lovely walk with dog and... More 

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Camborne, Cornwall, united kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hard work but a challenge completed . The Canal trust Volunteers were great. A lot easier if you can team up with another boat. Many hands make light work. Spectacular sight as you sit at the bottom looking up.

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Oakham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to visit, interesting with lovely pubs along the way!! Quiet beautiful stretch of the Kennet and Avon Canal.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely place to visit in Devizes. It was very interesting to watch the boats come through the locks and see how the locks work. Lots of friendly people around, families, couples and dog walkers.

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Thank Turneroid
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful setting great range of Marshfield Ice Cream highly recommend. Beautiful scenery at the Caen Hill Locks. Perfect setting and offers toilets too!!

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Thank Lisa S
Seend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the best area of the kennet and Avon canal. The walk along the towpath is lovely, stop awhile and have a coffee and cake in the cafe toward the top or have a drink in the Black Horse. On a sunny day there is nowhere better. Pop in to Devizes for the lovely independent shops

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