Enjoy fabulous Foxton Locks

Foxton Locks is an idyllic location at the heart of the waterways network, near the picturesque market town of Market Harborough.

At Foxton Locks, you can enjoy watching the colourful narrowboats travel through the famous flight of historic Grade II Listed canal locks. This impressive sight of 10 locks in two staircases is the largest Foxton Locks flight of staircase locks in England, taking an average of 45 minutes for boats to travel the entire flight. You can also wonder at the remains of the Inclined Plane Boat Lift, a remarkable feat of Victorian engineering used for lifting boats in order to speed up their journeys.

On site you can relax and recharge with two pubs, a shop, boat trips, café, ice cream kiosk, coffee shop and picnic areas. At Bridge 61, you can enjoy a variety of award winning beers, lunch and snacks whilst watching the boats go by. The award winning Foxton Locks Inn has a canopied waterside terrace that is open for lunch and evening meals including a carvery and hosts regular themed events throughout the year.

NEW for 2015

From Easter 2015, visitors to Foxton Locks can experience the amazing inclined plane in a remarkable new way. At the Boilerhouse you can step back in time and see in breathtaking clarity how the boats travelled in the boat lift.

Using the very latest in digital technology you will also be able to stand alongside the inclined plane and use your smart phone or tabletdevise and see the boat lift magically appear in front of your very eyes. To make the most of your experience at Foxton look out for the exciting new app and website and be one of the first to experience what is set to become one of the most exciting new waterway attractions in the country.

On-site parking is FREE after 5pm every evening