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Bingley Five Rise Locks

Bingley, Bradford, England
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Cycling along canal

What a wonderful feat of engineering- we spent a few minutes watching a barge navigate the locks... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Debbie S
Rossendale, United Kingdom
via mobile
Five Locks to world heritage via the fisherman

Exploring yorkshire, we parked near bingley fire station and parish church crossed a bridge to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Frank W
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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“canal path” (8 reviews)
Bingley, Bradford, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a wonderful feat of engineering- we spent a few minutes watching a barge navigate the locks. It's a great place to stop for a while and there's a cafe close by.

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Exploring yorkshire, we parked near bingley fire station and parish church crossed a bridge to access five rise, an amazing piece of canal engineering, a lovely cup of coffee at the lock top cafe refreshed us from our journey . The canal side walk to...More

Thank Frank W
Reviewed 4 days ago

this is a must see if you are in the area---fantastic---also you are surrounded by beautiful country side with plenty of great pubs and restaurants

Thank jeffhutchy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not just an amazing sight of 5 locks, but also a place of beauty. The views across the countryside are truly beautiful and the walk along the canal is recommended. We were blessed with sunny weather and arrived just as a boat was...More

Thank Helen G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting friends in Leeds who took us to this canal system. We just loved it and also the walks around the whole area.

Thank SandyFord16
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Bingley Five Rise Locks and were not disappointed. The surrounding area is beautiful and watching the locks in operation is fascinating. There are three locks lower down the canal which rise to 30 feet. The five locks rise 60 feet. The Staff...More

Thank StellaG798
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place! Beautiful scenic location and wonderful for a quiet, long, leisurely walk along the canal. Even in the rain! Recommend a visit and lunch at the Fisherman's too!

Thank Melanie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like transport related things and canals this is an impressive structure that is unique in the worked. Build it into canal walk. There's pubs on route or close by and if you get a nice day it's inspiring. Recently renovated the five locks...More

Thank Martin J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently visited these locks as we were staying just up the road at the Five Rise Locks Hotel and were intrigued by the name. This is a fascinating place to watch narrow boats and 'not so narrow' boats navigate the steepest flight of locks in...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is just a brilliant experience, either in a boat, or to visit and watch. An amazing engineering accomplishment in its time, and still being used daily now by dozens of boaters - its incredible. The lock keepers are great, keeping tracks of us all,...More

Thank pollyandpete
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Deborah W
28 May 2017|
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Response from MnJ267 | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure there are no pleasure craft/day boats that do a tourist type trip to the locks. Other than a local private hire then Skipton is the nearest place. Having said that a barge from Skipton to include... More
Charlene H
24 June 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
David W
17 February 2015|
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