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Hatton Locks

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Another great example of living history

We had intended to walk up on one side of the locks and back on the other side. We soon discovered... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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21 different locks. Interesting if you are interested in canal boats or you want somewhere to... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
sheelagh c
Coventry, United Kingdom
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  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“lovely walk”(25 reviews)
“tow path”(13 reviews)
“canal side”(8 reviews)
State of the art locks were built at Hatton to flight off stiff competition from the roads and railways in the 1930's. When the locks were completed bands played and crowds gathered to watch the Duke of Kent arrive by boat and cut the ribbon. Today...more
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Grand Union Canal, Hatton, Warwick CV35 7JL, England
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All reviews lovely walk tow path canal side car park narrow boat watching the boats interesting walk grand union leisurely pace interesting place well worth the effort pot of tea stairway to heaven sunny day scones few hours great place to visit
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had intended to walk up on one side of the locks and back on the other side. We soon discovered that this isn't possible but still enjoyed wandering up and down admiring these relatively simple engineering solutions to the significant problem of enabling boats...More

Thank Bartonbears
Reviewed 9 October 2018

21 different locks. Interesting if you are interested in canal boats or you want somewhere to while away your time. Somewhere to have a cuppa but had no time to sample it.

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Reviewed 5 October 2018

This is a great little place and right next to the canal,. On a nice day you can sit outside and take in the surroundings, which are excellent. The service could have been better but there was quite a few people there.

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The locks are quite amazing and well worth having a look at. There is a lovely walk down the locks and we met some lovely people. The cafe at the top is well worth a visit. The food was very good and they make a...More

Thank ddawson88
Reviewed 30 September 2018

The Hatton Locks are a truly a wonder! To think this is engineering created 250+ years to take water up hill and it can't be beat by all of today's technology and a credit to the times. Simply a must, you won't regret it!

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 30 September 2018

It was a first time with our dog. Lovely setting alongside the canal. The cafe was busy and scones were lovely.

Thank chris504019
Reviewed 22 September 2018

This is a lovely spot to stop and have a walk around the café up the hill does lovely light lunches, and the canal and waterways staff are warm and friendly, and will to chat to you to explain the lock and how the canal...More

Thank lesliemV3728BL
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Heading further north we dropped in here to stretch our legs and replenish our bellies. Very good choice it was too, peaceful location with plenty of activity to watch. Smashing little café run by friendly staff serving up great food.

Thank lynne j
Reviewed 14 September 2018

21 locks is hard work, but you do feel quite exhilarated (if tired) by the end. Try and join up with another boat to share the workload

Thank ama162606
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

A stunning place to walk your dogs beside the canal watching the boats go by. Hatton Canal Cafe is superb! Selling delicious breakfasts and light meals throughout the day. A real must to visit!

Thank Chelle B
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26 March 2018|
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Response from Carol G | Reviewed this property |
If you park at the bridge pay and display carpark and stand on the bridge you can see the locks both ways. The longest streach of locks has a pathway and benches to sit on. I estimate there are 27 locks almost next to each... More
susan r
6 September 2015|
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Response from margaret m | Reviewed this property |
from calcutt locks near napton (lock no1) there are 21 looks to hatton hope this helps