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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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