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Hatton Locks

Hatton's famous 'stairway to heaven' flight of 21 locks has a fascinating history. State of the art locks were built at Hatton to fight off stiff competition from the roads and railways and widened in the 1930s. When the locks were completed, bands played and crowds gathered to watch the Duke of Kent arrive by boat and cut the ribbon.

Today Hatton Locks is a lovely peaceful location to watch the colourful narrowboats as they move through this flight on the Grand Union Canal.

Thing to see and do

Welcome station

Drop by our welcome station - you'll find our friendly, knowledgeable volunteers at Lock 43.

Planning your visit

  • Address

    The Heritage Skills Centre, Canal Lane, Hatton, Warwick, CV35 7JL

  • Opening times

    The towpath is always open but you'll need to check the opening times of our welcome station as this varies

  • Price

    Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

  • Toilets

    At Hatton Locks cafe


Getting here

  • By car

    There is pay & display car parking just over the bridge from our Hatton Locks offices.

  • By train

    From the top of the flight - Hatton Station. At the bottom of the flight the nearest station is Warwick Parkway.

  • By boat

    There are moorings at the top of the flight along with some boating facilities.

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