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Bunbury Staircase Locks

Shropshire Union Canal, Bunbury CW6 9QB, England
+44 1829 260957
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Staircase for narrow boats

We stopped briefly having to see the wonder of a staircase set of canal locks. These are not a... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
TravellerFromNWales
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North Wales, UK
Canal trip

Well kept locks with helpful lock keepers.Anglo Welsh boat yard next to locks were you can stop for... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Paul L
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Shropshire Union Canal, Bunbury CW6 9QB, England
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We stopped briefly having to see the wonder of a staircase set of canal locks. These are not a large set of locks but are wonderful to see. You can feel how different the pace of life is around the canal and it is fascinating...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Well kept locks with helpful lock keepers.Anglo Welsh boat yard next to locks were you can stop for a cup of tea or coffee and a cake.

1  Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

We were lucky enough to watch a boat using the staircase, marvellous how the whole thing works slowly lowering the boat down through the steps, very interesting and somewhat relaxing too set in lovely countryside, nice for a look if your in the area.

1  Thank Martyn H
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

It's difficult to call this a 'tourist attraction' as such. If travelling by boat you have to pass through these locks anyway, but if you are just in the area, driving, cycling or walking, its worth a stop to look around and experience a bit...More

3  Thank middlec
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

These locks have to be handled a little differently from others and it is worth a few minutes to check the procedure.

1  Thank pambill2016
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Wide beam staircase pair not actually in Bunbury, the village is a mile away. Each time we passed through the locks were manned by CRT staff and quite busy. There is an Anglo Welsh hire base below the bottom gates with a gift shop and...More

1  Thank Dave H
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Our first Lock ever, it was no problem, easier to keep the boat straight if there are 2 boats in it.

Thank Trudi W
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

I've walked along and over the staircase locks for over a decade. It's a great sight for the first timer who has never seen a canal lock before. If you go here, the time you'll spend here will last you 10 seconds unless you're on...More

Thank Dan F
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Staircase locks are technically brilliant! But you need to get them right, top lock full, bottom lock empty! We had help today from a volunteer lock keeper!

Thank Jules7514
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

Worth o look if you're in the area, to see a working staircase lock. Just up the road is Bunbury village, as featured in 2 series of 'Home Fires' on TV

2  Thank Ly2ns74
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