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Amazing engineering feat of ?29 locks one on top of the other

A pleasant canal walk from the centre of Devizes to the series of locks. Watch the long boats take... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
Amazing locks

We were camping at the Camping & Caravanning Club site & walked along the canal towpath to visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Caroline H
Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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All reviews car park lovely walk tow path feat of engineering half way amazing engineering watch the boats narrow boat hard work kennet avon canal impressive sight well worth a visit nice cafe tea shop interesting walk magpie sunny day
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A pleasant canal walk from the centre of Devizes to the series of locks. Watch the long boats take about 4 hours to get through all the locks...or just stay for 10 mins and be amazed at theatre going up and down through the locks!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chrisecart
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were camping at the Camping & Caravanning Club site & walked along the canal towpath to visit Devizes. This took us past these beautiful locks, so well restored with dedications to all the volunteers on signs by many of them. Whole of lock area...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Caroline H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The car park is at the top of the flight of 29 locks and you have to walk over to the cafe to pay for parking. It is quite a steep walk so be prepared if you walk down that you have to come back....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joe9069
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the longest continuous flight of locks in the country - a total of 29 locks with a rise of 237 feet over 2 miles. Absolutely outstanding. Lots of walkways and wildlife. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SouthportJenmc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As per the title, the view from the top and the bottom of the hill is spectacular. Great place to park up and take the dogs for a walk. Make sure to take your camera.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The wonder of Wiltshire. This is a sight to be seen. I've never gone down in a canal boat, I've only walked it but it is still a tremendous sight. Recommended if you ever visit Devizes.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank alexdA9147SZ
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Could not believe that this length of canal, has now been so beautifully brought back to life. We played in these dried out pounds & used to jump across the decaying lock gates, some 50 years ago. Never thought, in our wildest dreams, to see...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We visited the locks as we had been through them on a previous canal holiday! Beautiful day and spectacular views. To top it off there was a cafe at the top that provided a welcome cup of tea ( most welcome ) opens at 10:30

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rianian
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful and historic! The walk from the wharf near the centre of Devizes town to the Caen hill flight is beautiful at any time of year, convenient stop at the little tea room at the start of the main flight serves lovely cakes and coffees....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jdhmh
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Amazing example of Victorian ingenuity. By the time it was finished railways had negated its need! A short walk from Devizes and using the lock gates its possible to crossover and return on the other side, thus negating the need to make the full decent.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Michael c
26 July 2018|
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Response from daveb916 | 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.