Caen Hill Locks: Engineering Marvel

5 out of 5 stars


31 mins

1.2 km

By Colin Stevens

Caen Hill Locks in Devizes is recognised as one of the wonders of the canal age and is an incredible piece of engineering still very much in use today. But alongside this set of 16 amazing locks is the story of Britains industrial and transport revolutions in one waterway, the Kennet & Avon Canal. On the Tour you’ll also uncover some lesser known but fascinating secrets this canal holds. Download this tour and be prepared to journey through the amazing story of this industrial marvel.

8 stops

31 mins

1.2 km



Caen Locks





  • 1
    Caen Hill Cafe
    Introduction to the Tour
  • 2
    Top of Locks
    An Engineering Marvel
  • 3
    Building the Canal
    How and why the Canal was built
  • 4
    The Boom Times
    The peak of trade for the Kennet and Avon Canal
  • 5
    Decline and Neglect
    What happened to bring about the Canal’s downfall?
  • 6
    Virtual Closure
    The almost end of the Canal
  • 7
    Rebirth and Restoration
    How the canal was reborn
  • 8
    The Thin Blue Line
    Tours end and a secret history revealed


5 out of 5 stars
2 reviews
11 Apr 2019
5 out of 5 stars

Thanks Colin, great tour, would recommend! :)

Tom Durrant
17 Mar 2019
5 out of 5 stars

Caen Hill Locks: Engineering Marvel

5 out of 5 stars