Foxton Locks, Foxton

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  • Very well worth a visit, good walk, interesting and lots of amenities with a pub, 2 restaurants, ice cream shop a museum and of course the cokes and canal. All dog friendly.  more »
  • We called in on our way to elsewhere and were delighted to find clean toilets, ice cream parlour, pub, shop and coffee shop as well as the fascinating locks. It was busy but the place handled the numb...  more »
  • We had a fantastic time, the boat trip was fab for the kids! We helped open and close the lock gate, very interactive day. Lovely walk along the Canal, the boat owners were great to talk to and apprec...  more »
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  • This is a fantastic location which points to the incredible feats of engineering that our forebears achieved without the fancy machinery available now. There is a series of lock gates(11) that raise the canal. Evidence of a boat lift also indicates the ingenuity of bygone eras. It is idyllic now but would have been a hive of activity in the past. Bridge 61 provides refreshment at the bottom lock and Top Lock Coffee Stop at the top as well as Foxton Locks Inn.
  • Excellent place to visit. They have coffe shops an Inn and toilet facilities. Great for children but maybe difficult those in pushchairs it's a steep incline. They had a nature trail for the children. We had a few boats going up and down while we were there. Fascinating watching the effort. Great photo opportunity
  • PUB country visit, something for everyone, if you are able park at the top car park and walk down the locks. Locks are 5 star. Grab an ice cream at the top. Carvery is OK, bit pricey for what it is, can't help thinking it is sold on the location rather than the quality of the food, roast potatoes were large and hard, didn't seem well roasted. Carrots were cut in larger clumsy chunks, too large to eat but cut too strangely to be able to cut easily with a knife and fork. Food didn't match the expectations and price.
  • Picturesque setting with amazing 19 locks in a row down a hill. Great views from top and a good range of food and drink options from fairly cheap to quite pricey. Boat trips available and some interesting local history.
  • Visited as a break from driving, found completely by accident. Lovely location for a stroll along the canal, fascinating locks to discover whilst enjoying the canal boats. Car parking only £2 for the day. Pub looked like a great place to eat, but no time today😂. Will visit again when in the area with.a little more time.

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