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Bingley Five Rise Locks

Bingley, Bradford, England
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Good walk

Nice place, for a long walk but only have a tiny coffee shop, is better to go off peak, is no... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Good to see

We were in the neighbourhood, so thought we would come to see these locks. very impressive, well... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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“lovely walk” (21 reviews)
“lock keeper” (17 reviews)
“narrow boats” (8 reviews)
Bingley, Bradford, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, for a long walk but only have a tiny coffee shop, is better to go off peak, is no parking available

Thank FedericoYorkshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in the neighbourhood, so thought we would come to see these locks. very impressive, well worth seeing

Thank alan_uk1953
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Stopped here whilst waiting our turn at the lock. Nice cafe at the top with mooring food looks nice. The lock keepers are fun and can give you good advice on places to see.

Thank johnavfc2015
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Bingley Five Rise Locks Bingley, Bradford, England 18th-century, canal lock staircase with 5 fixed chambers making a total rise of 18 metres. what a great bit of british engineering, great experience, good staff, thank you.

Thank 121raymondo
Reviewed 3 October 2017

A great example of a canal lock system located near a good cafe. A lovely walk from here to Saltaire or vice versa. Keep children under supervision, large drops into deep water. Access Bingley over the steel walkway / bridge.

Thank Towpath_rider
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a must see if you are interested in industrial history or just want a bit of peace and quiet . It is a nice short walk to the three rise locks which are also interesting.Bingley has plenty of good cafes as well.

Thank Ben M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great flight of locks at Bingley on the Leeds / Liverpool canal. Its part of our history and nice to see it being kept alive by pleasure narrow boats.

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We parked on Beck Lane, about a couple of hundred yards away from the top of the locks. We walked down to the bottom of the locks and watched a boat make its way to the top. A very impressive sight indeed. We then called...More

1  Thank Jerry H
Reviewed 26 September 2017

The Five Rise Locks is probably Bingleys' most well known tourist attraction.Here canal boats can ascend or descend to make their journey along the Leeds Liverpool canal. Watching the boats work their way up or down the locks never ceases to amaze, the sheer force...More

Thank janehQ5975AP
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Had a walk up to see the 5 rise locks and what a surprise, you walk past the 3 rise locks first 🤗 saw boats going both up and down. Its a wonderful feat of engineering.

Thank mcllbraham
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Deborah W
28 May 2017|
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Response from nina1957748 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no trips through the 5 rise locks never has been,they used to run a water bus from Saltaire to Bingley drops off before the locks,do not think it operates now,only way is as suggested hire boat from Skipton.
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