Five Rise Locks

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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.

Amenites are all to be found at the Five Rise Locks Cafe which is situated at the top of the locks.

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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Children welcome


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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

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Bingley Five Rise Locks

Type:Industrial Heritage

Beck Lane, Bingley, West Yorkshire, BD16 4DS
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