Fourteen Locks Canal Centre is a popular family attraction that sits on top of the Cefn flight, an engineering wonder of the industrial revolution that is located in the picturesque area of Newport. As a result of the support of the Heritage Lottery Funding two pairs of locks have been restored.

A family friendly location managed by the Monmouthshire, Brecon and Abergavenny Canals Trust (MBACT), with activity trails, events and education days running at certain times throughout the year. The canal towpath is part of the national cycle route 47 and the beautiful Sirhowy valley walk.

If you are a business or community group looking for a venue to meet, the Cefn meeting room is available, business or community groups such as Art and Camcorder club meet on a regular basis.

The beautifully decorated Tea Room caters for all dietary requirements and serves delicious homemade food.

Our recently refurbished gift shop is full of unique, handmade crafts designed by local and talented artisans. Display boards are also available to hire on a monthly basis, the public can then view or purchase local works of art.

Becoming a volunteer you help our growing team as part of the Canal Centre Future Skills Project, which has been funded by the Heritage Lottery. The Trust and Newport City Council have also created The Canal and Countryside volunteer team, working in conservation around the locks and Allt yr yn nature reserve.

Visiting the Canal Centre, or becoming a member, you are helping MBACT maintain this 200 year old waterway. It could not have been possible without all involved! You can found out more information by ringing or dropping in. Our welcoming, friendly staff are always happy to see you and help with any queries or information needed.


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Visitor information & facilities at a glance

Opening Hours
  • Monday to Saturday 10:00am - 5pm 
  • Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Free parking including disabled parking and toilets
  • Local hand crafted unique gifts
  • Tea room with homemade treats
  • Education facilities
  • Meeting room hire
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Tel. 01633 892167
  • Address: Cwm Lane, Rogerstone, Newport. NP10 9GN

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Information for organisers

If you are considering organising a walk here starting at the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre would you be so kind as to inform us before hand of the date. Our car park is not particularly large and if we get several walking groups on the same day it can become a health & safety issue. Again with prior notice we can email walking guides of the locks.

How to find the Centre

BY CAR:- The Fourteen Locks Canal Centre is situated off junction 27 of the M4 motorway. Take the High Cross Road and after approximately half a mile turn right in to Cefn Walk (signposted Fourteen Locks). Go over the canal bridge the Centre and its car park are on your right.

Parking at the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre is excellent and can accommodate a coach. Please note that the barrier to the car park is opened at 6.30am and locked daily at 4.45pm.

The following services run regularly from Market Square, Newport to Cwm Lane: 56, R1, R3 and R6. 

There is very good access at the centre for wheel chairs, but the suitability of footpaths is limited.