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Bingley Five Rise Locks

Bingley, Bradford, England
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An amazing sight

This is an amazing feat of engineering and we could have watched the workers getting the canal... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sally T
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Preston, United Kingdom
A MUST SEE WHEN IN YORKSHIRE, Bingley

What an amazing piece of engineering..I was gobsmacked. We timed it perfectly, to watch a 2nd... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kerry B
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“lovely walk” (24 reviews)
“lock keeper” (21 reviews)
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Bingley, Bradford, England
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"lovely walk"
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"the leeds liverpool canal"
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"well worth a visit"
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"tow path"
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"canal side"
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"narrow boat"
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"nice cafe"
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"cakes"
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"tea shop"
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"amazing engineering"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an amazing feat of engineering and we could have watched the workers getting the canal boats up the Five Locks for ages. If your in the area go and seethe locks it's a must.

Thank Sally T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing piece of engineering..I was gobsmacked. We timed it perfectly, to watch a 2nd longest made canal boat, a 60 footer (you can get a 70' but these locks are just not long enough), to go up one of the 5 levels..... JUST...More

Thank Kerry B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous place to visit and the information on the display boards tells us exactly what went into its construction. Amazing to watch them in operation and it's a must see!

Thank Barry O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely place to visit. Always pleasant in the sunshine to sit outside the cafe. And a good challenge to ride up the locks on a bike

Thank alexsewell
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really interesting lock rise. We were lucky enough to arrive just as two boats were set to ascend. Some of the locks are rather deep and if you are not good with exposure etc don't look over the edge. It is really worth the...More

Thank markiesla
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came with my mum who can't walk too far. We parked for free on the road and a short walk of 5 mins took us to the locks. We had a nice walk down the locks and into the woods at the side. The stairs...More

2  Thank Vicky C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this on a canal walk from Bingley to Saltaire. Fascinating watch the lock keeper help a party on a canal boat negotiate the locks. In awe of the engineers who created this. Worth a visit.

Thank retracenna
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit .To see how a great idea was put into practice by great engineers. WOW ! But it must have taken quite some time for the narrowboats to get through it.

Thank ahanco
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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Lovely day and great to watch the locks working. There’s a park with a lovely children’s play area(when we take the grandkids) and the pub to sit and have a drink on the rivers edge

Thank D D
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

Did the bingley five rise on a wide beam barge in pouring rain, friendly lock keepers ensuing safe passage, a total marvel of engineering and breathtaking from the top lock a small you look over the horizon, something everyone should experience, 200 years of history

Thank Tylerglo
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Deborah W
May 27, 2017|
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Response from nina1957748 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no trips through the 5 rise locks never has been,they used to run a water bus from Saltaire to Bingley drops off before the locks,do not think it operates now,only way is as suggested hire boat from Skipton.
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Charlene H
June 23, 2016|
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Response from PhotoJackie | Reviewed this property |
If there is a boat in the lock I'd allow an hour. Then if there isn't you can always stop by the cafe for ice cream or hot chocolate depending on the weather. We parked near the lock and walked from there (about 5 minutes... More
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David W
February 17, 2015|
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Response from lifeandsoul1 |
Crossflatts railway station has free parking yet gets very busy, it is 5 minutes walk from the canal that takes you to the locks, alternatively there is parking along the roadside near Bingley parish church that takes you... More
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