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“You need a good head for heights”

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
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Private Llangollen and the River Dee Day Trip including Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
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Dee Valley Private Day Trip from Caernarfon with Hotel Transport
Ranked #1 of 52 things to do in Wrexham
Certificate of Excellence
Berkshire
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26 reviews
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“You need a good head for heights”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Between the improbably named village of Trevor and its neighbour Cysyllte on the opposite bank of the river Dee lies a masterpiece from the early industrial revolution. The aqueduct carries the Llangollen canal over the valley and reaches 38 metres (126 ft) in height.

A footpath runs alongside the canal, presumably in the early days for the horses to draw barges across the aqueduct. Despite the railings running along the edge of the footpath it still seems precarious, but that must be nothing to being in a barge and experiencing the scarily unfettered view of the treetops and river below to one side.

Visited February 2013
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Shimla, India
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“Breathtaking”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

In a small place like ruabon lies most beautiful view, it was truly an adventure walking along the narrow bridge n looking down 26ft at the full current river. We went there during the winters but it must be very pretty hiring the boat n travelling through the canal.

Visited February 2013
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Liverpool
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“Great Experience....dogs was a bit scared though!!”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

This experience involved a lovely walk from the car park just off the A5 along the banks of the canal towards Trevor. Part of the walk takes you directly over the aquaduct...the views are spectacular and I was amazed by the fact that this was constructed many many years ago without all the modern technology we take for granted nowadays.

It is a little scary if you do not have a good head for heights but there is a railing to hold onto if you are a little nervous. Our usually lively dog was a little frightened but she managed to get over after come coaxing!!!

Great experience and it's all free ....you can enjoy a nice beer or a glass of lemonade in the pub at the marina in Trevor just on the other side of the viaduct. There is also a coffee shop there too!

Visited February 2013
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Wirral, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous engineering!”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I agree that the narrow walkway along the aqueduct is reeeally scary. I assume there used to be railings along the other side which would help! Walks also below the aqueduct along the rivers edge makes a lovely day out!!

Visited January 2013
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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“Amazing construction”
Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

Have to admit, the walk along the path is quite scary. It isn't very wide, and people cross you from the opposite direction. To one side is the narrow canal, and the other a very, very high drop! Didn't get the whole way across as felt a bit wobbly when the barges went by. It is incredible though, and so high up the views are spectacular. I think a boat ride across it would be really amazing. Maybe next time.......

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