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Caen Hill Locks

Avon Road, Devizes SN10 1PR, England
+44 1452 318000
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Caen Hill Locks

The gravel track that runs along side the canal is in very good condition and enables a constant... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
paulF5692MX
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Epping, United Kingdom
Great experience on a narrow boat

If you enjoy canals and traversing their lock systems you will love Caen Hill Flight. It's 29... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mick F
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  • Average1%
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“lovely walk” (55 reviews)
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Avon Road, Devizes SN10 1PR, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The gravel track that runs along side the canal is in very good condition and enables a constant speed to be maintained on the bike as I struggled up the long hill. I stopped a couple of times to speak to the narrow boat travellers...More

1  Thank paulF5692MX
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you enjoy canals and traversing their lock systems you will love Caen Hill Flight. It's 29 locks are only one fewer than the 30 of Tardebigge on the Worcester and Birmingham. With these being wide locks passing through them in a narrow boat is...More

Thank Mick F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must visit whilst in Devizes. This is a sight to behold. Use the visitor centre in the town and the one on the locks to get the most from your visit. Fantastic experience.

Thank sennockred
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As an engineer, this is a must see place. We didn't walk the full length of the locks. A nice round from 40-29 and back. Nice refreshments at the pub.

Thank Ron M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice mornings walk to marvel that A)this was ever built in the first place B) the hard work they put into restoring the locks. A lovely back drop, and a nice cafe (Huge cake portions!) For a drink on the way back. Don't forget...More

Thank ramblingb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked up the locks and enjoyed a well deserved cream tea at the top. Watching the boaters enjoying going up and down.

Thank Sharon U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out of the way canal system which was built for the Bath area to connect to the Avon and is the longest flight of Locks in England with 29 individual locks rising 237 feet and is an incredible feat of engineering. Lots to see even...More

Thank DitchAustralia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's just unique. A barge taking on 29 locks in a row takes some effort to get either uphill or downhill. Amazing how they constructed it many years ago. It should be one of Britain's icons.

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to go for a long walk and explore the locks. Having checked out of our B&B in Rowde, we set off on foot reaching the lower locks Very popular with both walkers and cyclists Lots of activity going on with...More

Thank LAD63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These locks are a magnificent feat of engineering? We always walk past them when we are staying at the campsite at Seend. Having had a canal boat ourselves we really appreciate all the hard work (and sweat) it takes to work a boat through from...More

Thank Smithy87
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Magda R
can i hire a narrow boat for 2/3 hours
9 August 2016|
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Response from Mohawk1946 | Reviewed this property |
You can hire narrow boats but I couldn't tell for how long sorry
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Maria T
What is the Postcode for this locacation
16 April 2016|
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Response from Jane W |
Sn10 1pr is at the top of the locks.
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