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Pleasant and Picturesque

Prior to this visit at the end of November 2018, I had not been to Foxton Locks since approximately... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Romsey, United Kingdom
Vast improvement

It’s been a couple of years Since i was at the locks, but what an improvement You no longer have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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Foxton, Market Harborough, England
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All reviews car park the pub sunny day ice cream watch the boats boat trip well worth a visit lovely walk narrow boat tow path plenty of parking the grand union canal interesting place lock keeper lovely place four hours few hours
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Prior to this visit at the end of November 2018, I had not been to Foxton Locks since approximately 1962! There is a small interesting museum which is only open at weekends in the winter. We had a very pleasant short walk and saw few...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TonyRomsey
Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s been a couple of years Since i was at the locks, but what an improvement You no longer have to park miles away, there is now a brand new car park at the bottom lock. There is plenty to see and do, with a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SueK739
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard of these and as we were in the area decided to visit. What a unique place with a series of locks looking like a huge set of steps. Lovely walking to the top and back down again. Very quiet when we visited...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 2014Jandy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unique experiences along the stretch of locks which operate each day until 1700. Talk to the volunteer operators about the operation of the locks and the famous inclined plane (highly technical in Victorian times).

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank piespiespies2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband visited Foxton Locks while in the area for a weekend break. We were very lucky with the weather so were able to spend quite a few hours. There is a lot to explore and lots of opportunities for walking. We visited the little...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

Foxton is not far from us in Leicester, but this was the first time we'd been out there for a while, and the first time we'd taken ouir grandaughter (14 months). Car parking was a bit of a pain because we had no cash, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Davey I
Reviewed 8 November 2018

It was a great day out to revisit where we took our children over 20 years ago ,some say nothing stays the same ,well in this case it has slightly changed all for the better and for visitors convenience. The family facilities are excellent, as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Knocknagow15
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place to just wonder and watch the world go by. Nice pub and cafe and small shop. You can walk along the canal or just sit and watch. There is even a lock keeper to help with the locks. The pub serves...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 46alic
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Loved it here at the locks,very interesting and fascinating to watch the barges and locks working of which there are 10 on an incline. Lovely to walk along canal,and visit small museum and shop. 3 places to eat and drink near locks and sit and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Val S
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Last time we visited, they were drained for repair works. Now fully functional and a great example of staircase locks with side pounds and plenty of boats using them. Cleverly designed with a central pond to allow passing, these locks used to have so much...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Moira M
7 May 2018|
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Response from My_viewNY | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant, gift shops and portions of the walk-abouts are wheelchair accessible...however, many of the foot paths are not.
21 April 2018|
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Response from Sulleysgirl58 | Reviewed this property |
Are you traveling on the narrow boats? I would ask at the office - I'm sure they would give you the best answer and they seem to do everything they possibly can to help. Heck, we were so miserably lost, they came and got... More
31 July 2017|
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