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Bingley Five Rise Locks

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Address: Bingley, Bradford, England

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Lovely scenic views.

Loved visiting and watching the locks being opened and closed. Lovely just to watch the barges going through. Lockeeper friendly and ready to answer questions! Cafe great too (see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Michelle J
Sutton, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved visiting and watching the locks being opened and closed. Lovely just to watch the barges going through. Lockeeper friendly and ready to answer questions! Cafe great too (see separate review)

Thank Michelle J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've visited the locks numerous times, walked by them and cycled past them. They are a brilliant sight and a feat of engineering! Worth a visit and a coffee or two at the nearby cafe. The lock keeper is also happy to answer any questions and it's awesome to see a barge navigate the locks.

Thank Paddy459
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to visit, although needs better signage from Bingley it self, we had to ask some locals. A nice walk along the canal to the 3 rise locks and then about 800 yards on to 5 rise locks. It would also be nice if the toilets at the 5 rise were open every day but we went on... More 

Thank Linda M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a happy couple of hours here watching two boats passing through the locks. We ended up helping to push the lock gates open and closed as the lady from one of the boats was struggling a bit. Most enjoyable. An amazing feat of engineering as the canal drops over 60 feet. A free attraction which children will love... More 

Thank Steveporter2302
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun walk up five locks from Shipley took us about 1:20 but if you wanted to you could get the train to Bingley, The hill isn't for the faint hearted but there is a lovely cafe at the top that serves lunch, drinks and cake and more importantly the views are fantastic.

Thank andybuk1
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place. Great for families, couples, everyone really. Lots of places to have a picnic. Not very nice on a rainy day as there is nowhere to shelter. Go in the sunshine.

Thank Yvonne H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a lovely 6km walk from Shipley town out to the Locks along the canal. It's stunning, the beautiful bird life to be seen. The fresh air and if your lucky you will get to see one of the boats going through the various locks along the way. Carry some bread to feed the birds - they will appreciate it

Thank Tariq M
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was part of the Leeds and Liverpool, I had missed. My friends took my old boat through when I was called home unexpectedly. It's a real feat of engineering and we were lucky enough to watch two boats lock through. The cafeteria wasn't open and the lockkeeper could have been more pleasant. This is why there's only 4 stars... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing to see how this works especially if you just happened to be here when a canal boat comes through. Well worth a visit, even the kids will enjoy it!!

Thank Lee C
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

it was a joy just to sit and watch the barges go up and down the locks it did look like hard work opening the gates but the people looked to be enjoying it

Thank michael s

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