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Pontcysyllte Aquaduct

Known as the “Stream in the Sky,” the largest aqueduct in Britain offers incredible views and an unforgettable day out.

See a true marvel of engineering and enjoy the stunning views across the Dee Valley when you visit Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Walk from one end to the other or relax on the canal with a trip on a barge.

Designed by the engineer Thomas Telford and completed in 1805, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is the largest of its kind in Britain and the highest canal aqueduct in Europe. It reaches 126 feet (38 meters) high and 1007 feet (307 meters) long. Note that the old aqueduct was made from water, lime and oxen’s blood.

Take a canal-side walk from one end of the aqueduct to the other. This free access offers splendid vistas across the rolling countryside. For an even more leisurely journey, book a boat ride on the quiet waters. Start at Llangollen Wharf and be carried gently along the Llangollen Canal before you arrive at the aqueduct and its spectacular views. The barge serves tea, coffee and light snacks and also has a bar. Listen to a commentary on the canal’s history and local features.

Continue a few miles down the canal to the Chirk Aqueduct. As well as providing additional stunning views across the Dee Valley, this structure includes a large network of underground tunnels. Test your bravery by walking through the section known as "The Darkie" without a flashlight.

Once you’ve seen the aqueduct, explore the two small villages on either side. Froncysyllte and Trevor both offer charming shopping and local pubs serving hearty meals.

The area around Pontcysyllte Aqueduct has good bus and rail links. If you arrive by car, find the most convenient parking in Trevor. This is also the starting point for the majority of boat trips. Select from a range of accommodations options if you want to extend your visit overnight.


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Scotch Hall Cottage £417
Scotch Hall Cottage

Scotch Hall Cottage

Next to the Telford Inn Station Road, Trevor, Llangollen, Wales
     
    3.5 out of 5.0

    Situated in Llangollen, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Pontcysyllte Aquaduct and within 6 miles (10 km) of Chirk Castle and Llangollen Bridge. Llangollen Scenic Railway and Llangollen Canal Trail are also within 6 miles (10 km).

    Preswylfa £243
    Preswylfa

    Preswylfa

    Preswylfa Garth Road Garth, Llangollen, Wales
       
      3.5 out of 5.0

      Situated in Llangollen, this golf cottage is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Pontcysyllte Aquaduct and within 6 miles (10 km) of Llangollen Bridge and Llangollen Scenic Railway. Llangollen Canal Trail and Chirk Castle are also within 6 miles (10 km).

      The Cottage £249
      The Cottage

      The Cottage

      The Cottage Garth Road Garth, Llangollen, Wales
         
        3.5 out of 5.0

        Situated in Llangollen, this golf cottage is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Pontcysyllte Aquaduct and within 6 miles (10 km) of Llangollen Bridge and Llangollen Scenic Railway. Llangollen Canal Trail and Chirk Castle are also within 6 miles (10 km).

        2 Ebenezer Terrace £350
        2 Ebenezer Terrace

        2 Ebenezer Terrace

        2 Ebenezer Terrace Rock Hill Cefn Mawr, Wrexham, Wales
           
          3.5 out of 5.0

          Situated in Wrexham, this cottage is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Pontcysyllte Aquaduct and within 6 miles (10 km) of Chirk Castle and Llangollen Bridge. Llangollen Scenic Railway and Llangollen Canal Trail are also within 6 miles (10 km).

          Bryn Howell Stables
          Bryn Howell Stables

          Bryn Howell Stables

          Bryn Howell Farm Trevor, Llangollen, Wales
             
            3.5 out of 5.0

            Situated in a rural location, this cottage is within 3 miles (5 km) of Pontcysyllte Aquaduct, Llangollen Bridge and Llangollen Scenic Railway. Llangollen Canal Trail is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.

            Bryn Howel Hotel
            Bryn Howel Hotel

            Bryn Howel Hotel

            Trevor, Llangollen, Wales
               
              3.0 out of 5.0

              Situated in Llangollen, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Pontcysyllte Aquaduct, Llangollen Bridge and Llangollen Scenic Railway. Llangollen Canal Trail is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.

              The Barn £220
              The Barn

              The Barn

              Tyn Celyn Tower Hill Garth, Llangollen, Wales
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0

                Situated in Llangollen, this golf cottage is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Pontcysyllte Aquaduct and within 6 miles (10 km) of Llangollen Scenic Railway and Llangollen Bridge. Llangollen Canal Trail and Chirk Castle are also within 6 miles (10 km).

                Hillside Secluded Apartment With Beautiful Views
                Hillside Secluded Apartment With Beautiful Views

                Hillside Secluded Apartment With Beautiful Views

                Llanerch Farm, Yr Ochr, Froncysyllte, Hillside, Llangollen, Wales
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated in the mountains, this romantic property is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Pontcysyllte Aquaduct and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Chirk Castle. Llangollen Bridge and Llangollen Scenic Railway are also within 6 miles (10 km).