Foxton Locks, Foxton

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  • Car park at the top or bottom of the flight (if the bottom use the pub). Can see many locks being operated and there are plenty of pubs and cafes. Also a Museum to visit and you cansee the remains of ...  more »
  • Lovely on a summers day, walk and see the canal boats going through the locks up and down, have a tripod a canal boat, enjoy the pubs.  more »
  • Great place for a relaxing walk, interesting viewing the locks. There was a pub there also but we had the dogs and it looked like we would of had to sit outside, it was a very chilly day so we kept on...  more »
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  • Good short walks, historical, very well looked after and offers good parking ( £2.50 for 4 hours) and places to buy snack and main meals. As a family we have visited around 5 times over the past few years. Very relaxing to watch the narrow boats use the locks whilst enjoying and ice cream or beer. Best to keep dogs on a lead, but they are allowed in the non carpeted area of the pub. Beer garden and outside seating. Each time we have visited, easily spend 2 hours each visit. Wheel chair access is good, although the footpath alongside the locks is steep and some crossing points narrow.
  • Easy parking which (in the long stay car park) cost £2 for the day. Lovely walk alongside the canals and the locks. Fascinating watching the long boats travelling up the locks. We intended to have a bite to eat at the Inn, but was told there was a 45 mins waiting time so just had a drink instead. Nice enough place to eat with a decent menu though. We only covered 3 miles in total, but that was enough for us. It was too hot!
  • Great place to visit if you like canals. The flight of 10 locks is interesting to watch. The small museum & the inclined plane is worth a visit. To finish with a drink at the pub or one of the shops makes it a great day out.
  • Great day out for a family. Plenty of walks around the site, along the canal and around the area. Kids (and adults) can get to help out opening the locks and the staff are friendly. Good choice of pubs all on the site to get some lunch, they can get busy when the weather's good but they're reasonable value. There's also some nice quiet spots to sit down for a picnic. A good few hours out without feeling like you've been ripped off.
  • One of my favourite places in Leicestershire. I have been going there since I was a child. Pub is nice although food wasn't great on the last visit..
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