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Bingley Five Rise Locks

Bingley, Bradford, England
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This is well worth a visit .To see how a great idea was put into practice by great engineers. WOW... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ahanco
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Lovely walk

Lovely day and great to watch the locks working. There’s a park with a lovely children’s play... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
D D
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  • Average4%
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“lovely walk” (23 reviews)
“lock keeper” (19 reviews)
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Bingley, Bradford, England
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"lovely walk"
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"lock keeper"
in 19 reviews
"feat of engineering"
in 15 reviews
"the leeds liverpool canal"
in 21 reviews
"tow path"
in 10 reviews
"canal side"
in 8 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 27 reviews
"nice cafe"
in 12 reviews
"narrow boat"
in 9 reviews
"cakes"
in 12 reviews
"tea shop"
in 5 reviews
"amazing engineering"
in 7 reviews
"industrial history"
in 6 reviews
"watching the boats"
in 6 reviews
"sunny day"
in 7 reviews
"ice cream"
in 8 reviews
"barge"
in 57 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is well worth a visit .To see how a great idea was put into practice by great engineers. WOW ! But it must have taken quite some time for the narrowboats to get through it.

Thank ahanco
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely day and great to watch the locks working. There’s a park with a lovely children’s play area(when we take the grandkids) and the pub to sit and have a drink on the rivers edge

Thank D D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did the bingley five rise on a wide beam barge in pouring rain, friendly lock keepers ensuing safe passage, a total marvel of engineering and breathtaking from the top lock a small you look over the horizon, something everyone should experience, 200 years of history

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i had seen this on a programme on the bbc and decide to take the family and the dog we were not dissappointed what a lovely scenic place and amazing historical structure the people on the lock encourage you to help with the locks when...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've watched lake and ocean ships go thru locks in Canada, but the Bingley locks are unique in that they are back to back to back raising canal or narrow boats approx 60 feet quite a feat for 1774 when they were built. Nice walking...More

Thank CBrown1992
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros: Spectacular Unique Quirky Free Cons: Need a bit of luck to catch a boat going down the locks. My wife and I visited bingley five rise locks as part of our tour of yorkshire in 2019. It is just up a canal path from...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fun visit and very unique. There is no specific car park but on street parking was nearby. A short walk brings you to the locks, a series of 5 connected locks that stair case up about 60 feet. We were told that...More

2  Thank Abaco-Bob
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a working five rise staircase lock opened in 1774. Well worth a visit if you are in Bingley, Yorkshire. This is a real gem, and if you are lucky you may see a narrow boat making its way, up or down through the...More

1  Thank TruthfulReviewInfo
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Fantastic place for a walk with the dogs, we decided to walk to the village after five locks which then brought you out on the five locks great place to see the locks in action and to see all the barges

Thank clare396
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We did not easy to find even though there were directional signs from Bingley. We parked near by on the street and walked the short distance to the locks. A major feat of engineering in 1774 when 30,000 people attended the opening. It is a...More

1  Thank Richard S
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Deborah W
27 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.
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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
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David W
17 February 2015|
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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
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