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“Caen Hill Locks”
Review of Caen Hill Locks

Caen Hill Locks
Ranked #1 of 27 things to do in Devizes
Certificate of Excellence
Devizes, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Caen Hill Locks”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Exciting place to watch canal boats negotiate the 16 locks. There is also a café at the top of the locks where there are some very delicious refreshments to be had. Lovely views of surrounding countryside too to enjoy and nature at its very best. Nesting Swans there at the moment at Lock 41, so best to keep well away from them.

Visited April 2014
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Devizes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Free and easy”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

A lovely walk in beautiful English countryside on the outskirts of a historical town. There is everything here to help one unwind and relax. The pace of life seems to slow down to the speed of the canal and there is plenty of opportunity to replenish resources at the halfway cafe, the garden centre or the pub at the top of the hill. Enjoy Wiltshire!

Visited March 2014
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Devizes, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“It's on our door step”
Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

Please visit Caen Hill Locks it is awesome an amazing feat of engineering and a very pretty stretch of canal. Plus there is a car park and small friendly cafe. Wonderful for people watching and observing the boats navigating the flight of locks.

Visited April 2014
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Devizes, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely walk”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

This is famous for long boats going to and from on the canal holiday homes as well as daily boat trips up and down the locks it is a lovely long walk in the summer time it's just what the doctor ordered fresh air and pubs on the way so you just chill out lush place aim from Newcastle and I seen this little place about 32 years ago and aim still here love it

Visited February 2014
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Devizes, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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“Wow! Wonderful Wiltshire!”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Take time to walk alongside the Kennet and Avon Canal or cycle further than the sixteen locks which make the stunning well-known and well-photographed steep flight. The incredible engineering feat extends to 29 locks altogether, and whether seen on foot, by bicycle of from one of the barges on the canal gives you the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful countryside and many aspects of nature in the water and on the banks. Fishermen are happy to pass the time of day, tell you what they've caught (or hope to catch!) and there's a public house and a café for those needing refreshment.
Parking is available roadside or at the lower end the pay-and-display car park can be found up a lane.
If you like being beside the canal, the annual Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race happens every Easter; the first competitors leave from Devizes Wharf and go along the canal the opposite way - not towards the locks. Find a spot anywhere along the 125 mile route to watch the very fit teams compete!

Visited March 2014
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