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Caen Hill Locks

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Address: Avon Road, Devizes SN10 1PR, England
Phone Number: +44 1452 318000

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We came across the locks while walking along the canal path. What an amazing feat of building works! Well worth a visit even if, like ourselves, you are not "boat people". Highly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Wallasey, United Kingdom
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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came across the locks while walking along the canal path. What an amazing feat of building works! Well worth a visit even if, like ourselves, you are not "boat people". Highly recommended.

Thank NessieNoo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were staying at the nearby campsite, and decided to walk into Devizes, along the canal.The locks are quite a sight, and feat of engineering. Lovely Winter scenery along the way, and the volunteers from the Canal and River Trust were on hand with lots of information. Lots of photo opportunities. Devizes is well worth a visit, too.

Thank fifiHampshire
New Forest, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

third visit to the caen hill locks. Cant get enough of the view and relaxing atmosphere its like stepping back in time. And great to see the barges go through the many locks, it never fails to impress how they many so many up a steep hill- gongoozerlling apparently! Hope to visit many more times and maybe one day attemptt... More 

Thank Dutchy1969
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent location for dog walking. Ample parking with a nearby cafe which sells beverages, cakes and snacks and is dog friendly both inside and out.

Thank Lin H
Leeds, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

what a spectacular set of canal locks looking down hill from the cafe they seem to go on forever the several photos available do not do justice to a first hand look & if your in the area its a must see experience.

Thank bruce s
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Caen Hill Locks at Devizes are almost a highlight of a canal walk. And it was great to see a man actually using the locks to allow his canal further up. I found it very enlightening and my younger siblings definitely seemed intrigued. It was lovely to see that a viable part of English history is still in use... More 

Thank CeceCurlz
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Usually many boats to watch negotiating one of the 7 wonders of the inland waterways, but still a great walk on even surface up into the centre of Devizes, via the Wharf centre to the many shops, eating places and attractions.

Thank QualityTraveller2
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite a feat of engineering. We showed it to some relatives who visited last month. Also a nice area for walking. We tend to cycle along the canal, past the locks, and then stop at the little cafe on top.

Thank Conny J
Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The renowned flight of locks at Caen Hill is quite amazing. One wonders exactly why anyone would think of taking a canal down such a steep gradient - and then marvel at the task of making it work! I have visited many times; bringing with me friends who have come to see us and everyone enjoys seeing the locks working,... More 

Thank Lesley N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great steep locks. Amaizing feet of engineering. We visit here often as only live ten miles away. It's a lovely walk from the centre of Devizes but there is also a car park signposted on the road from Devizes to Melksham. Also good for blackberries.

Thank AngelaM007

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