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Foxton Locks

Foxton, Market Harborough, England
+44 845 319 4808
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Great day out

Well worth a visit. The Locks are a real sight to see. Amazing to see how such old technology... read more

Reviewed today
Miltonjohns
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Well kept area on the canal, the locks are quite a spectacle

Very well worth a visit, good walk, interesting and lots of amenities with a pub, 2 restaurants... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stuart A
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Oakham, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good34%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“car park” (70 reviews)
“the pub” (56 reviews)
“lock keepers” (28 reviews)
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Foxton, Market Harborough, England
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+44 845 319 4808
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Reviewed today via mobile

Well worth a visit. The Locks are a real sight to see. Amazing to see how such old technology works. The volunteers love to chat & tell you the history & how it works. Make sure you visit the pub. Fantastic food, great prices.

Thank Miltonjohns
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very well worth a visit, good walk, interesting and lots of amenities with a pub, 2 restaurants, ice cream shop a museum and of course the cokes and canal. All dog friendly.

Thank Stuart A
Reviewed 3 days ago

We called in on our way to elsewhere and were delighted to find clean toilets, ice cream parlour, pub, shop and coffee shop as well as the fascinating locks. It was busy but the place handled the numbers well and we ended up on a...More

Thank susan B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time, the boat trip was fab for the kids! We helped open and close the lock gate, very interactive day. Lovely walk along the Canal, the boat owners were great to talk to and appreciate the help! Will definitely visit there...More

Thank YousBollix
Reviewed 6 days ago

An interesting and picturesque attraction for adults and children alike with the added bonus of a pub with decent food overlooking the Grand Union canal.

Thank Le_Dap
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful day out, easy to spend a leisurely morning here. Watch the locks being manually opened and the boats travel through the ten staircases. To nice bars and great food. Beautiful white swans are on the river. Listen to one of the lock volunteers who...More

Thank Shelagh000
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely few hours watching the boats go up and down on the locks. I spoke to one of the many volunteer lock keepers, who seemed quite knowledgeable about the locks They are 2 sets of five staircase locks. The atmosphere around the...More

Thank Gillian B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Foxton locks is always the outing of choice when people new to the area visit us. It is always good for a walk along the towpath and to watch the boats go up and down through the locks. There is a small museum explaining all...More

Thank Fleckney
Reviewed 1 week ago

This stair case lock system on the Leicester branch of the grand union canal is well worth a visit.There is parking at the top or the bottom of the locks. The lock keepers have good knowledge of the flight and more than happy to answer...More

Thank LS2260
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We managed to get our boat down this staircase lock without too much of a wait but coming back after a trip to Market Harborough was a different matter. There was a two hour wait, and nowhere to moor up as trip boats and others...More

Thank Marion B
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maureen13p
31 July 2017|
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Response from Johnbathe | Reviewed this property |
Yes. 24 / 7. A lovely place. Very calming. (Unless you are trying to reverse a 60 foot narrow boat) Enjoy your visit.
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Vanessa S
19 February 2017|
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Response from liz k | Reviewed this property |
there is a car park though the spaces are for cars not motor homes at the bottom car park, use the one at the top as there is more space and no marked spaces as such.
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Steve C
29 August 2016|
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Response from Mando116 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take your dogs
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