Part of the River Ouse navigation, Naburn Locks were once busy with barges transporting goods to and from York and Hull and beyond. Today it’s the perfect place for country walks and spotting wildlife.
Address: Naburn Locks Naburn York YO19 4RU
Visit time: 2 hours
Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a penny
Parking: There is free parking on site
Toilets: There are toilets at the lock.
History: The first lock at Naburn was built in 1757 – one of the earliest examples of canal engineering in the country. In Victorian times, a larger lock was built alongside the original one to allow large freight barges to pass through. It was opened with much ado by Queen Victoria’s grandson, Prince Albert Victor.
With a Marina nearby there are plenty of boats to see.
Boat hire company
There are some great picnic spots shown on the map.
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