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Industrial Heritage, free entry

Five Rise Locks

Five Rise Locks


Bradford Visitor Information Centre

01274 433678


Beck Lane,
West Yorkshire,
BD16 4DS


Bingley Five Rise Lock staircase, the steepest lock staircase in Britain, is the most spectacular feature of the Leeds and Liverpool canal. It is situated about half a mile north of Bingley Railway Station, about 17 miles north west of Leeds and 12 miles south east of Skipton.

The locks open directly from one to another, with the top gate of one forming the bottom gate for the next.

The Bingley Five Rise Lock was opened in 1774 and has a total fall of 60 feet. The locks are a Grade 1 listed structure and have been awarded a Red Wheel plaque by the Transport Trust.

Disabled accessDisabled toiletsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshments

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Amenites are all to be found in the cafe which is situated at the top of the locks.

Open all the time


Free entry



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Map reference: SE 107400  Lat: 53.85653 Long: -1.83784

By Road:
The Locks are located just off Beck Lane, just outside the centre of Bingley. Brown signs indicate the route. Street parking is available.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Bingley Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Bingley Bus Station

Parking: free


  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Amenites are all to be found in the cafe which is situated at the top of the locks.