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Meeting Room:Cefn Meeting Room at Fourteen Locks Canal & Heritage Centre

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Fourteen Locks - Meeting Room

Fourteen Locks - Meeting Room

Fourteen Locks - Meeting Room

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Cwm Lane,
NP10 9GN


Fourteen Locks Canal Centre and Cafe


Fourteen locks are the most spectacular set of locks in South Wales. A scheduled ancient monument situated in the idyllic area of Newport. It lies on the Crumlin Arm within the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal, surrounded by striking landscape, it is one of the most beautifully scenic waterways.

The restoration project began here in 2002 where lock 21 was restored and repointed. Between 2010-11 locks 17-20 and their pounds were completely restored with grants from the heritage lottery fund and other bodies. The canal centre, managed by the Monmouthshire, Brecon and Abergavenny Canals Trust in partnership with Newport City Council, continue to preserve and enhance all surviving sections of this 200 year old waterway. The restoration success has been based on partnerships from the very beginning and dedicated volunteers.

In 1792 the act of parliament passed to build the canal. Thomas Dadford Junior was appointed the engineer. Our Fourteen locks heritage trail is made up of a single lock (21) five pairs of locks and one group of three. The primary objective was to construct the locks quickly to meet the demands for transport made by the ‘Industrial Revolution’. Coal and Pig Iron were two of the major products to be carried on the canal. The last lock before the motorway is lock 8, this marks the start of the Cefn fight of locks, an engineering wonder of the industrial revolution.

Our tea room offers a delicious range of mouth watering 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 function room can be hired out for meetings, business and community events and our craft shop offers unique hand made gifts, created by local and talented artisans. We also hire gallery display boards for artists to sell their work.

The canal centre is an ideal location for practical learning opportunities. Education sessions take place here and we offer workshops tailored to the particular needs of Schools.

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.

It provides a haven for all kinds of plants and wildlife. The latest events can be found on our website, facebook, twitter & instagram.

Opening details

Summer hours 10am - 5pm
Winter hours 10am - 4pm (This includes Sundays and bank holidays)


Hire Charges -

Full Day -
Commercial - £80.00
Community £56.00

Half Day -
Commercial - £56.00
Community £39.00

Per Hour - (Please note there is a minimum hire charge to each group of £30.00)
Commercial - £13.50
Community £10.00

Tea & Coffe and Lunch buffects can also be arranged to your budget.


See location of Fourteen Locks Canal and Heritage Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: ST 284893  Lat: 51.59816 Long: -3.03397

Leave the M4 by exit 27 and take the B4591 High Cross Rd (signposted Fourteen Locks).
After 1/2 mile turn right (signposted Fourteen Locks) onto Cefn Walk.
Over the canal bridge and Fourteen Locks is the first turning on the right

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Pye corner station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Visual Accessibility FacilitiesVisual Accessibility Facilities

Dog towels, dog biscuits and water.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (ie without steps)


  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance
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