Bingley Five Rise Locks, Bingley, BD164DR
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BINGLEY FIVE RISE LOCKS Vinnie is moored at the famous Bingley 5 Rise on the Leeds Liverpool Canal at Bingley in Yorkshire. This very famous and impressive staircase of locks was built in 1774. The top gates of the lowest lock are the bottom gates of the lock above, etc, so a very steep rise which can be daunting at first!

SKIPTON - As the gateway to the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, people travel the length and breadth of the country to visit this charming market town. With its famous 900 year old castle, romantic ruined priory and historic cobbled High Street.

SILSDEN- Is to the west of Bridge 191a , a well contained stone built industrial town with attractive canal wharves and an old corn mill dating from 1677. It is close to the Yorkshire Dales, and there are plenty of shops near the canal. Silsden was mentioned in the 1086 Doomsday Book (Siglesdene) as the most important village in Craven. Industry came with the canal and the Industrial Revolution. The town hosted a number of mills none of which now operate in their original form.

KILDWICK- The village of Kildwick has some nice restored Canal buildings, now private residences. There are good moorings here. The streets are extremely steep and one goes under the canal. Kildwick is steeped in history, St Andrew's is a historically significant church. Fragments of 9th century crosses have been excavated from its walls, evidence of the Anglos Saxon church built here before the Norman Conquest.

CLIFFE CASTLE - in Keighley was originally the home of Victorian millionaire and textile manufacturer Henry Butterfield, and built in the 1880's. Visitors can see sparkling Victorian rooms and furniture, paintings, and decorative art. Special galleries deal with natural history, archaeology and social history and there is an internationally important display of stained glass by Morris and Co.

KEIGHLEY & WORTH VALLEY RAILWAY - 5-mile-long branch line that served mills and villages in the Worth Valley and is now a heritage railway line. It runs from Keighley to Oxenhope. The line was made famous by the film The Railway Children. The train stops at the lovely village of Haworth which is is best known as the home of the literary Bronte sisters who lived with their father in the local parsonage. Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte, were the authors of some of the greatest books in the English language. Haworth Parsonage was their much-loved home and Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall were all written here. Haworth Parsonage, next to the interesting churchyard, is now a museum known as Bronte Parsonage Museum .It has 19th century furniture and personal mementoes of the family. The dining room is furnished with pieces bought by Charlotte Bronte from her royalties from Jane Eyre. It is set out just as when the three sisters discussed their literary projects

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Address : Bingley Five Rise Locks, Bingley, BD164DR

By Road : Vinnie is moored at the top of the 5 Rise Locks at Bingley close to the 5 Rise cafe near swingbridge 200.

By Rail : There is a station in Bingley not too far from the marina, most trains go via Leeds. From London: Trains depart from London Kings Cross , change at Leeds to Bingley Station. Journey takes just nder 3 hours. Check train times on the website.

By Air : Leeds Bradford Airport is very close to the marina, about 7 miles or 15 minutes by taxi. Manchester Airport is 38 miles

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Accommodation : Five Rise Locks Hotel & restaurant Premier Inn - Bingley

Taxis : Bingley Five Rise 01274 567567 Dave Eldwick, Bingley 01274 510111 or 01274 551212 Airport Transfers Car Hire

Groceries : There are various supermarkets in Bingley just a few minutes from the Marina by car.

Bike Hire : Keith Lambert Cyclesports Tel 01274 560605

" I've just spent 5 days on Vinnie with my wife and what a fantastic experience. The boat is beautiful inside and out with all the equipment needed to make you feel so comfortable. Paul shows you the ropes so you leave with all the knowledge needed. Well worth it. Thanks Paul - Richard McGowan"