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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

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Station Road | Llangollen Canal, Wrexham LL20 7RH, Wales
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All reviews canal boat world heritage site thomas telford trevor basin feat of engineering tow path scared of heights amazing structure well worth a visit views are spectacular cast iron sheer drop car park on foot free parking north wales lovely walk
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Reviewed today via mobile

Excellent views beautiful countryside. Amazing plenty of fresh air and wildlife. Peace and quiet at it’s best

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an awesome construction. Mind blowing to think it was built without mechanical assistance as we now know it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RolKaz
Reviewed 2 days ago

This ,Thomas Telfords aqueduct is a fantastic sight if you've got a head for heights. The walks along the Llangollen canal are lovely and easy in stunning coutryside. It is an easy walk from here and back to Llangollen without having to cross a road.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jet732083
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I see this every day as I live opposite it and how lucky I am. Not for those scared of heights but well worth a walk over if you can manage it. Children and dogs should be kept very close as there are only railings...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank trevorgirl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited with a young child (1) around lunch time. We walked from our hotel and as we got to the bridge it started to rain. Light misty rain with a rainbow over the lake. It was beautiful. Very busy which was hard as we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank devonstar12
Reviewed 3 days ago

Walked here from Ty Mawr park and aqueduct is truly amazing. Not one for a person without head for heights. Gosh truly amazing structural engineering and no doubt fab views from a barge (if you have the nerve). Really nice area to visit. Steep climbs...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Janet H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First time on a barge trip and I really enjoyed the views. Only a small journey but pleasant enough.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sparklelina
Reviewed 4 days ago

Try it if you are brave enough a great view lovely walks to Chirk Oswestry or Llangollen ,all excellent views pubs along canal good paths

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have wanted to cross the Aqueduct on a canal boat for a long time and finally got the chance when we took the boat from Llangollen. The Aqueduct is at the end of the journey and you have to wait to make sure that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AnnieM452
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go here regularly as its a fantastic place and lovely views and never get tired of it and even my teenage son loves its here

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Elaine R
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December 30, 2018|
Response from Mark7799 | Reviewed this property |
Walking is no problem, the boat should be navigable unless the prom is massive
December 10, 2018|
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Response from Violet250951 | Reviewed this property |
Felt safer in a boat - I don’t like heights 😂 so no idea how long it would take to walk, sorry
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Mark B
Hobart, Australia
Canal Boat Hire in UK (13 Replies)
Hi - Just starting our research for a 3 month trip to the UK next spring. We would like to include several trips on canal (narrow) boats and are trying to determine the best canals to do this on. We are experienced boaters and have been on canal boats in Europe, but the UK canal boats will be a new experience and the system is somewhat different to say France where you have only a few hirers. We are quite comfortable traversing locks and know what this entails. Ideally, we would like to...More
April 18, 2018|
Response from3ark|
Hi, I don't know anything about Canals or boat hire but the Pontcysyllte Aquaduct and the Trevor Basin are worth the trip. The canal at Chester I think links with most of the canals and the boat museum at Ellesmere Port.
Sydney, Australia
Driving from Ludlow to Liverpool (6 Replies)
I'll be driving from Ludlow to Liverpool in a day and would like to choose a few spots to stop along the way. I've been looking at the walks to Long Mynd and also Stiperstones Ridge. I won't have time/energy to both in one day so which would you recommend? If I do the Long Mynd walk is it still worth driving via Stiperstones even if I just stop in the carpark for a look around? The views all look so gorgeous on google maps it is hard to choose. After that I'll head up towards Liverpool...More
February 20, 2017|
Response fromSurreyscouse|
Not on your direct route but look up Ironbridge, used to do overhauls on the power station there. Lovely village and stunning views.
Short break on Llangollen canal (7 Replies)
Hello I'm looking for some help reagrding a short break on a canal or narrowboat on the Llangollen canal including the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct please. Is it better to go from Chirk or Trevor or somewhere else? We have been emailing several operators and have had difficulties finding reviews. Does anyone know where to find reviews on canalboat operators or has suggestions on who to go with and who to avoid. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Robyn
May 09, 2015|
Response fromDannyON O|
Hi, Depends how long you are going for. I just went with a company operating from just next to Nantwich and did the entire length of the canal in both directions in a week. This included crossing the two aqueducts and then staying in Llangollen itself. The replier above has it just right - apparently a lot of people complain on these sites and not much going the other way, but this is perhaps due to the nature of canal boats and modern man. Most people these days are a bit pathetic, and...More