Foxton Locks

The iconic Foxton Locks provide a fascinating family day out in Leicestershire. There are flights of locks all over our network – but not like Foxton. It's home to two amazing feats of engineering in the heart of Leicestershire, on the Grand Union Canal. As well as the longest and steepest staircase locks in the UK, the site is home to the remains of the inclined plane, a magnificent, piece of Victorian engineering.

But that's not the only reason over 4,000 boats pass through Foxton Locks each year, making it one of the most visited places on our canals. We recommend you take some time out to watch boats travel up or down the locks, or take a boat trip yourself, before relaxing at the pubs and picnic spots.

Park Facilities

Café/Restuarant
Education Centre
Events
Historic Building
Nature Walks
Parking
Pond
Toilets
Visitor Centre
Walking Routes
Wildlife
Museum
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Managing Organisation
Canal & River Trust
Contact
Richard Bennett
Telephone
07715377802