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Wash House Lock boasts an elegant iron footbridge crossing the canal.

Ornate white footbridge at Wash House Lock, Kennet & Avon Canal, Bath Footbridge at Wash House Lock, Kennet & Avon Canal, Bath

It seems the lock gets its name from the washing that the local women did for wealthy visitors who came to Bath for the Season.

Listen to an audio tale about wash House Lock

Listen to an 'overheard conversation' about Wash House Lock

Last date edited: 17 July 2015