Fourteen Locks Canal Centre is a popular family attraction that is located in one of the most picturesque areas of Newport and offers an active heritage experience for everyone.
It is situated at the top of the famous Cefn Flight of Locks, which is recognised as an engineering wonder of the Industrial Revolution. As a result of the generous support of Heritage Lottery Funding two pairs of locks have been recently been completely restored. The locks are fascinating, but you don't just have to be interested in history to enjoy your visit.
Walking, cycling, dog walking, feeding the ducks and generally keeping fit are all part of what's on offer nearby. The Centre, which is managed by the Monmouthshire, Brecon and Abergavenny Canals Trust (MBACT), is equipped to meet all your visitor needs.
The Dadford Tea Room caters for all dietary requirements and our Canal Boat Shop is a hit with everyone. We have a great range of books and gifts, including gifts for children at pocket money prices.
If you are a small business or charity needing a venue to meet we have the perfect meeting room available for hire at very reasonable rates.
By visiting the Canal Centre you are helping MBACT to maintain this wonderful facility for around 50,000 visitors a year. Make it your first choice when you visit Newport – you will not be disappointed.
If you have time to spare you may also like to volunteer to help out and join our growing team as part of the Canal Centre Future Skills Project, which has been funded by the Heritage Lottery. Just call inside the Centre or telephone to find out more.