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Nestling in the rolling Leicestershire countryside Foxton Locks is one of the most iconic, photographed and visited flight of locks in the country.

As well as the flight of locks, which are over 200 years old, the site is the home of the remains of the inclined plane, a magnificent piece of Victorian engineering.

The site offers a wonderful family day out with the opportunity to watch narrowboats navigating through the lock flight, explore the history and working of the locks and inclined plane in the Boilerhouse Museum or just have a leisurely stroll around the site taking in the spectacular views of the Welland Valley and the surrounding Laughton Hills.

Circular walk

Foxton Locks circular walk


Foxton Locks

Gumley Road
LE16 7RA

Opening times

Open all day, every day for visitors

During winter: Locks open every day for boats between 9am and 2:45pm.

Boilerhouse Museum: Open 11am - 4pm at weekends