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A Lovely Place to Explore with Beautiful Views Too.

We left our campsite and walked along the flat well maintained tow path beside the canal. Passing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
Canal Path Walk

Enjoyable to walk down the towpath and watch the narrow boats negotiate the many locks. Highly... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Santa Rosa, California
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Avon Road, Devizes SN10 1PR, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We left our campsite and walked along the flat well maintained tow path beside the canal. Passing various boats moored beside the path we were able to see the variety and beauty of the boats. Some were traditional with beautiful art work and individual personal...More

Thank NewForestLife
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyable to walk down the towpath and watch the narrow boats negotiate the many locks. Highly recommend a stop for refreshment at the cafe.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely walk down the locks with the sun shining ventured over to the woods to see how the fruit trees were progressing.

Thank pearce60
Reviewed 5 days ago

Something like 44 locks in a short distance - a great walk - well posted and a good surface to walk on

Thank Stewart S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing series of canal locks! Must be incredible to travel through on a barge (hard work?). Nice area to walk, canal side cafe, barge visitor centre etc. Close to Devizes town centre.

Thank 99PSB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Would recommend seeing this tourist spot either by foot or narrowboat. We went up the locks in a narrowboat it was an amazing experience rising 273ft over 29 locks and to keep us going there was a lovely café at the top which does a...More

Thank Denise H
Reviewed 1 week ago

3rd viit to Caen Locks, Beautiful place.1st time was whne campig near Devizes, then we took my aging Mum. Last time was a couple of weeks ago, when again camping we walked with the kids and grandkids to the cafe at the top of the...More

Thank pamstrips
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lovely walks along the locks and the children absolutely loved watching the barges go through, there are so many it’s actually very fascinating to see and enjoyable, take a picnic and have a lovely afternoon out.

Thank Sharlotte C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 29 Locks that make up the Caen Hill flight made for an interesting visit. The cafe was very pleasant and reasonably priced although outside seating was limited it's position towards the top of the flight made for an interesting outlook. A few more benches...More

1  Thank adrian437
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As the summer continues with lots of sunshine we were out for a drive in the country when we spotted signs for Caen Hill Locks and we were curious to see what was there, so we turned off and followed the signs. We were very...More

1  Thank BlueBazza
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Michael c
26 July 2018|
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Response from Dave b | Reviewed this property |
We estimate walking the locks at a gentle pace, around an hour. There’s a cafe as you go towards the top. If you are talking about taking a canal up, think we heard it takes 4-5 hours.
Tony H
28 March 2018|
Response from BigManEngland | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for not getting back to you. However I wouldn't have known the answer anyway. Sorry.