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Staircase for narrow boats

We stopped briefly having to see the wonder of a staircase set of canal locks. These are not a... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
North Wales, UK
Canal trip

Well kept locks with helpful lock keepers.Anglo Welsh boat yard next to locks were you can stop for... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Paul L
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Shropshire Union Canal, Bunbury CW6 9QB, England
+44 1829 260957
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

A great half hour watching the boats entering and leaving the locks. Shame there was no shop serving drinks or ice cream, but Bunbury Mill is just up the road and that was lovely.

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

If you have 15 minutes to spare then watching narrow boats negotiate the 3 staircase locks is a pleasant way to use them. Keep little ones away from the edge! Buy an ice cream at the shop, pick up a brochure for a canal holiday...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We stopped briefly having to see the wonder of a staircase set of canal locks. These are not a large set of locks but are wonderful to see. You can feel how different the pace of life is around the canal and it is fascinating...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Well kept locks with helpful lock keepers.Anglo Welsh boat yard next to locks were you can stop for a cup of tea or coffee and a cake.

2  Thank Paul L
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We were lucky enough to watch a boat using the staircase, marvellous how the whole thing works slowly lowering the boat down through the steps, very interesting and somewhat relaxing too set in lovely countryside, nice for a look if your in the area.

1  Thank Martyn H
Reviewed 25 February 2017

It's difficult to call this a 'tourist attraction' as such. If travelling by boat you have to pass through these locks anyway, but if you are just in the area, driving, cycling or walking, its worth a stop to look around and experience a bit...More

3  Thank middlec
Reviewed 4 January 2017

These locks have to be handled a little differently from others and it is worth a few minutes to check the procedure.

1  Thank pambill2016
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Wide beam staircase pair not actually in Bunbury, the village is a mile away. Each time we passed through the locks were manned by CRT staff and quite busy. There is an Anglo Welsh hire base below the bottom gates with a gift shop and...More

1  Thank Dave H
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Our first Lock ever, it was no problem, easier to keep the boat straight if there are 2 boats in it.

Thank Trudi W
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I've walked along and over the staircase locks for over a decade. It's a great sight for the first timer who has never seen a canal lock before. If you go here, the time you'll spend here will last you 10 seconds unless you're on...More

Thank Dan F
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Response from Glenys H | Reviewed this property |
You can park on the road