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Foxton Locks

Foxton, Market Harborough, England
+44 845 319 4808
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Pleasant walk

Parked at the top and walked down the flight of locks. Very impressive and well maintained... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kevin R
Northampton, United Kingdom
via mobile
beautiful to visit by boat or foot fascinating history

A great flight of locks on a narrow canal with the remains of a fascinating boat lift that hauled... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Oakham, United Kingdom
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“car park” (69 reviews)
“the pub” (58 reviews)
“narrow boats” (40 reviews)
Foxton, Market Harborough, England
+44 845 319 4808
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Parked at the top and walked down the flight of locks. Very impressive and well maintained, stopped for a beer at the bottom where there is a choice of 2 pubs and then a coffee and cake on way back up to the car. Will...More

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 5 days ago

A great flight of locks on a narrow canal with the remains of a fascinating boat lift that hauled boats up and down a bank by rail tracks - amazing

Thank FarmerGilesRutlandUK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here several times and love it. Decent selection of places to eat from sandwiches to full meals and all good. Relax outside with a couple of beers and enjoy the pace of the canal. Take a walk up the locks and be impressed with...More

Thank jim186565
Reviewed 1 week ago

Foxton locks is a good place to see others work canal boats while you sit in the sun. There is the boilerhouse museum to visit and either the Foxton inn or bridge 61 to sample refreshments.

Thank rogerrobert98
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with freinds found the locks very intresting.we had a really relaxing time walking along the canals in the sunshine and ended our trip with a bite to eat and a pint in one of the pubs at the bottom of the locks

Thank williammoodie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hired a narrow boat for the day with friend Great day had drinks and food enjoyed it thoroughly great for adult and kids

Thank Tania D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for a visit to see Canal locks in use and to see the site of the inclined plane boat lift.

Thank markpturner62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A most interesting and enjoyable visit. The 10 locks on the canal were very interesting. Would recommend a visit if in the area

Thank TheBurtfamily
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Plenty to look at with a series of locks on the Grand Union Canal. Narrow boats with great character are there in good quantity. Kids seemed really interested in the locks and it's all very scenic. Plenty of places around to eat and drink. Well...More

Thank ADean19
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The Foxton Locks just a few miles from Market Harborough offer a lovely and enjoyable day out and a chance to see narrowboats (not barges) to proceed either up or down through the locks under the direction of the experienced lockkeepers. See how it all...More

Thank raymondpearce83
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Response from Duncan G | Reviewed this property |
Vanessa S
19 February 2017|
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Response from liz k | Reviewed this property |
there is a car park though the spaces are for cars not motor homes at the bottom car park, use the one at the top as there is more space and no marked spaces as such.
Steve C
29 August 2016|
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Response from Mando116 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take your dogs