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Bingley Five Rise Locks

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Address: Bingley, Bradford, England

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I just stood and stared at the 5 Locks, as we were there 2 barges came up through the Locks, it is amazing to watch. It's the Leeds Liverpool canal. There is also an excellent... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I just stood and stared at the 5 Locks, as we were there 2 barges came up through the Locks, it is amazing to watch. It's the Leeds Liverpool canal. There is also an excellent cafe where you can sit with a Latte and the barges going up and down the Locks.

Thank YorkshireGak
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The LeedsLiverpool canal between Saltaire and Bingley is a pleasant walk and these locks are a worthwhile finale. Cafe when open offers limited but tasty food & drink.

Thank Brian B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We traversed the Five rise both ways on a canal holiday just recently. The experience was great and loved the history and Iconic nature of the place. Got very wet going up and down. The Lock Keepers were great (Especially Richard) Great Café at the top Glad I could tick it off my Bucket List

Thank ajotraveller2016
Normanton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cycle up past these locks every other week. Easier coming back down after breakfast in cafe. If you never visited these locks it worth a afternoon out to watch barracks going up and down.

Thank clobber66
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

For anyone interested in travel by barge and the canal system then Five Rise Locks is well worth a visit. Quite interesting to see the barges come up or down the five different levels which takes about half an hour. There is also a nice little cafe just by the Locks where you can sit in our out and have... More 

Thank Ubique82
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very pleasant, relaxed stroll with our dogs, along the canal, through beautiful Yorkshire countryside. I would highly recommend. The little cafe just past the five locks was lovely too.

Thank artyjaykay
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before cars, trains and planes were the canals. These built by navies by hand. I find it unbelievable that they managed to dig out, build up and engineer over and around obstacles in their way. (and get it all level!) These locks are well worth a visit and to take a moment to think of the time when they were... More 

Thank MnJ267
Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A spectacular piece of canal engineering. In fact there is a three-rise and this five-rise lock system within a short walk of each other so you can imagine that the climb is quite significant as the canal leaves the lower Aire valley and approaches the Yorkshire Dales on its journey from Leeds to Liverpool. The next stop after Bingley is... More 

Thank Alan C
Bradford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you haven't heard of Bingley Five Rise, you should have. It's the steepest flight of locks in the UK, and presents a unique challenge to boats. It's recently undergone a full restoration but has lost none of its charm. There's a lock keeper's cottage, and noticeboards giving a history of the locks. Nearby there's a rather good cafe with... More 

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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Interesting place worth visiting. The canal is convenient for walking. It's nice to watch the small boats rises from one level to the other. I actually liked it and would go again

1 Thank Nis S

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