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Bingley Five Rise Locks

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Address: Bingley, Bradford, England
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A unique, must-see attraction

I took my children (8 & 9) to see the locks for the first time & we were all absolutely enthralled as we watched the narrow boats slowly rise & descend inside this magnificent... read more

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Peter W
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I took my children (8 & 9) to see the locks for the first time & we were all absolutely enthralled as we watched the narrow boats slowly rise & descend inside this magnificent piece of engineering. We spent the best part of two hours walking down & then back up the side of the locks as the boats made... More 

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Thank Peter W
Bradford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A lovely quiet environment with stunning views. A cafe is available on site. Very enjoyable to look at the boats come and go through the docks.

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Thank mrsahmed320
rotherham
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Thought there was something different since we last visited this really interesting location many years ago.... the white paint has faded and it wasn't until we looked at some of the pictures on this site that we realised it didn't look quite as pristine as it used to do. None the less, still a good way to spend a couple... More 

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Thank ralphwalker
Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Five Rise Locks reflects mans ability to construct a facility before heavy machinery came into play. A very pleasant cafe adjacent to the site can complete the experience.

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Thank jacquil_10
Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Watch and experience how transport has worked at this location for upwards of 250 years. Watch boats negotiate this wonder of the industrial revolution and talk to the people who operate and use it. A visit to the cafe in the old stable block lets you refresh the inner person whilst 'gongoozaling' (watching) the boats go past.

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Thank imogen66708
Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The grandchildren enjoyed visiting the locks and seeing the swing bridge working. It was a beautiful day which added to our pleasure. Unfortunately on this occasion we did not see any barges using the locks.

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Thank Jessejo25
Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well worth the visit and we will be returning for a daytime visit. We parked in Bingley and walked up passed the three locks first, made our way to the top of the rise and walked alongside the canal too. Lovely evening out.

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Thank Ilovethesunshine59
Leeds, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting to see the 5 locks in a row and appreciate the engineering that must have gone into building it.

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Thank Mark G
huddersfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I travelled up the 3 and 5 rise recently while on the Leeds Liverpool canal in my boat pink champagne darling and I have to say all the locks as far as the 5 rise that have lock keepers on who work the canal and river side trust or volunteers have to say a big thank you and what a... More 

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many years ago I went through the locks by boat and I finally returned on foot with my kids, the locks are easily accessible, free parking , street parking as the canal runs alongside housing, we just walked down a short road to the canal, that road is very narrow and for permit holders only. The locks were as magnificent... More 

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