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The pub at Maunsel Locks

Maunsel Lock

Maunsel Lock was once busy with boats plying their trade to and from Bridgwater Docks. Today, it's a great place to start exploring the Bridgwater & Taunton Canal.

Follow the Somerset Space Walk, a true scale model of our Solar System along the towpath, keep your eye out for our diverse wildlife, and stop for refreshments at the Maunsel Lock Tea Rooms.

Things to see and do

  • Address

    Maunsel Lock Canal Centre, Bankland, North Newton, TA7 0DH

  • Opening times

    The towpath is always open.

  • Prices

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

  • Toilets

    For customers of the local pub/café.

Getting here

  • By car

    Postcode: TA7 0DH There is parking at the visitors centre.

  • By boat

    Lower Maunsel Lock Moorings are at the mid-point of the Bridgwater & Taunton Canal, close to the village of North Newton.

    You'll find a water point on the towpath opposite. There is a refuse compound near the car park entrance and the toilets and Elsan facilities are within the Canal Centre building.

photo of a location on the canals
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