Fourteen Locks Canal Centre

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Our current opening times and Covid19 arrangements:

The Fourteen Locks Canal Centre, Cafe, gift shop, museum and toilets are now open 7 days a week from 10am – 4pm.

The Cafe and Centre is following Welsh Government guidelines and procedures.
Masks must be worn, except when seated in the Cafe


“An idyllic place where time stands still and history overwhelms!”

View of the dragon fly outside the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre
The dragonfly outside the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre

Fourteen Locks is the most spectacular flight of canal locks in South Wales. A scheduled ancient monument situated in this idyllic part of Newport. It lies on the Crumlin Arm part of the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal. Surrounded by striking landscape, it is one of the most beautiful scenic waterways.

The restoration project began here in 2002 when lock 21 was restored. Between 2010-11 locks 17-20, and their pounds, were completely restored with grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other bodies.

This is a family friendly location managed by the Monmouthshire, Brecon and Abergavenny Canals Trust (MBACT).

How to get to us

View of the Fourteen Locks Shop Boat
Fourteen Locks Welcome

Our Fourteen Locks Canal Centre welcoming desk is manned by volunteers ready to assist you. They can provide information on local knowledge, history, circular walks and more. By visiting the Canal Centre, or by becoming a volunteer or a member, you are helping MBACT maintain this 200 year old waterway. It could not have been possible without all involved!

Fourteen Locks gift shop
Fourteen Locks gift shop

Our Canal Centre craft shop offers unique hand made gifts, created by local and talented artisans. We also hire out gallery display boards for artists to sell their work.

The Canal Centre is an ideal location for practical learning opportunities. Education sessions can offer workshops to tailor the particular needs of schools. To find out more about an educational visit please visit our School Visits to Fourteen Locks page.

Our cafe offers a delicious range of mouthwatering food. Produce is sourced locally and prepared fresh to order. Meals are perfectly accompanied by speciality coffees and fair-trade teas. The friendly staff can cater for any dietary requirement including gluten free, vegan and vegetarian.

Our family and dog friendly centre holds events throughout the year including activity trails, forest school, fayres, family fun days, music festivals, BBQ’s, history talks and walks. The canal towpath is part of national cycle route 47 and the beautiful Sirhowy valley walk.

Fourteen Locks Cafe
Fourteen Locks Cafe

The area around the locks provides a haven for all kinds of plants and wildlife. Our latest events at Fourteen Lock can be found on our Events page.

For a great overhead view of the Canal Centre and some of the locks in the Cefn flight check out this video on YouTube by Welsh Robhttps://youtu.be/f3_C09s0SXM (opens in new tab).

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You can find more information on how to find us on our Fourteen Locks location page.