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Something for all ages

Interesting and educational for kids walks, water ,wildlife plus the technology of the locks... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Wonderful engineering.

This is a hidden gem. The place is testament to the ingenuity of the engineers of the early... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Poole, United Kingdom
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Foxton, Market Harborough, England
+44 845 319 4808
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All reviewscar parkthe pubsunny dayice creamwatch the boatslovely walkwell worth a visitboat triptow pathnarrow boatplenty of parkingthe grand union canalinteresting placelovely placeshort walkbeautiful sceneryfour hours
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Reviewed yesterday

Interesting and educational for kids walks, water ,wildlife plus the technology of the locks system. Lots of places to get a bite to eat or an ice cream. Relaxing for those of mature years and good access restricted mobility. We took our 70 years old...More

Thank pato011
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem. The place is testament to the ingenuity of the engineers of the early nineteenth century. It’s awesome. And run by friendly people.

Thank PadiP
Reviewed 5 days ago

A pleasant and attractive flight of ten locks, it is apparently the longest flight of “staircase” locks in the country. For the uninitiated, that means that one lock leads directly in to the next, i.e.; the exit gates of one are also the entrance gates...More

Thank Blackth0rn
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were looking for things to do in the area and Foxton Locks popped up on trip advisor. We were curious, so came to investigate. It’s a fascinating place, full of history and great way to show engineering in action to the children. Will be...More

Thank upnorthlol
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been coming since I was a little girl. Now I have grandchildren and love to bring them too. This beautiful place just gets better and better!

Thank Mrs B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely love going here, always fascinates us how the boats negotiate the locks. Plenty of places to eat; a sausage roll and cake in the cafe or a 3 course meal in the pub on the waterside, all have outside seating and are dog friendly....More

Thank jay080717
Reviewed 1 week ago

The range of choices was considerable the service was attentive without being pushy Good views over the locks

Thank carolandalec1945
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wonder why this is not known as a famous tourists attraction, but I also am glad it remained that way :) All the other places I have visited in the UK are just castles or ruins or parks. This is the first time I...More

Thank Chathura Asanga K
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely afternoon, wandering up the towpath then back again, watching the narrowest boats working their way through the locks. Sometimes they’re helped by toddlers ‘opening the gates’ as the grown-ups watch... You can take a picnic and eat your sandwiches overlooking the canals...More

Thank Delius17
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good pub with good food andnice to be near the water and watch the boats. We went with a friend and had a liesurely lunch in the pub. The food is good and there are options for small or large prtions - priced accordingly. Always...More

Thank Mikethedj
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7 May 2018|
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Response from My_viewNY | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant, gift shops and portions of the walk-abouts are wheelchair accessible...however, many of the foot paths are not.
21 April 2018|
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Response from Sulleysgirl58 | Reviewed this property |
Are you traveling on the narrow boats? I would ask at the office - I'm sure they would give you the best answer and they seem to do everything they possibly can to help. Heck, we were so miserably lost, they came and got... More
31 July 2017|
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