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Cosgrove & Wolverton

Cosgrove is an historic village with an attractive church lying to the north of Milton Keynes on the Grand Union Canal. A charming stone bridge stands over the canal in the village centre and anglers cast their lines a short distance away.

Walk south and you'll come across the stunning Iron Trunk Aqueduct – a must for a photo opportunity. This magnificent Georgian structure carries the Grand Union Canal over the River Ouse. Built in 1811 by canal engineer Benjamin Beavan following the collapse of the previous brick-built structure, the aqueduct stands at an impressive 10.8 metres high and connects Wolverton with Cosgrove.

At Wolverton, reward yourself with a drink at the Galleon before visiting the motte and bailey castle, mediaeval village, and monastic grange.

Things to see and do

  • Address

    Lock Lane, Cosgrove, Milton Keynes, MK19 7JR or Old Wolverton Road, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5NL

  • Opening times

    The towpath is always open.

  • Prices

    Once you're there, it won't cost you a thing.

  • Toilets

    For customers of the local pub/café.

Getting here

  • By car

    There's a small free car park at Cosgrove and the Parks Trust have a small parking area at Wolverton, as do the pubs.

photo of a location on the canals
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