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Awesome feat of engineering

One of the longest continuous flight of locks in the country - a total of 29 locks with a rise of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Awesome spectacle and lovely walk.

As per the title, the view from the top and the bottom of the hill is spectacular. Great place to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David W
Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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Avon Road, Devizes SN10 1PR, England
+44 1452 318000
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Reviewed 5 days 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.

Thank SouthportJenmc
Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank David W
Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank alexdA9147SZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Rianian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank jdhmh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank topdog32
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing feat of engineering and fascinating to watch all the boats passing through. A lovely walk and we got to chat with all sorts of fascinating people.Our children were fascinated with the whole thing too!

Thank OffOutAndAbout
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful place to visit, a steep gradient for a waterway to overcome, the series of locks provide some excellent photographic opportunities

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible piece of engineering, and we'll used by the canal fraternity. Excellent cafe towards the top of the climb.

Thank DavidW6905
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Michael c
July 26, 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
March 28, 2018|
Response from BigManEngland | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for not getting back to you. However I wouldn't have known the answer anyway. Sorry.