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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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Pen Y Bont
Pen Y Bont

Pen Y Bont

Pen Y Bont Tregeiriog, Llangollen, Wales
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in a rural location, this cottage is within a 10-minute walk of Pontcysyllte Aquaduct and Ty Mawr Country Park. Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away.

    Scotch Hall Cottage
    Scotch Hall Cottage

    Scotch Hall Cottage

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

      Situated in Llangollen, this cottage is within a 10-minute walk of Pontcysyllte Aquaduct and Ty Mawr Country Park. Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is 1.3 mi (2.2 km) away.

      Scotch Hall Cottage, Llangollen
      Scotch Hall Cottage, Llangollen

      Scotch Hall Cottage, Llangollen

      Next to the Telford Inn, Station Road, Llangollen, WLS
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated on the riverfront, this cottage is within a 10-minute walk of Pontcysyllte Aquaduct and Ty Mawr Country Park. Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is 1.3 mi (2.2 km) away.

        Preswylfa, Llangollen
        Preswylfa, Llangollen

        Preswylfa, Llangollen

        Preswylfa, Garth Road, Llangollen, WLS
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in a rural location, this cottage is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Ty Mawr Country Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Pontcysyllte Aquaduct and Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Llangollen Bridge and Llangollen Canal Trail are also within 6 miles (10 km).

          The Cottage
          The Cottage

          The Cottage

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

            Situated in Llangollen, this cottage is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Ty Mawr Country Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Pontcysyllte Aquaduct and Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Llangollen Bridge and Llangollen Canal Trail are also within 6 miles (10 km).

            2 Ebenezer Terrace
            2 Ebenezer Terrace

            2 Ebenezer Terrace

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

              Situated in Wrexham, this cottage is within 1 mile (2 km) of Ty Mawr Country Park and Pontcysyllte Aquaduct. Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away.

              The Cottage, Llangollen
              The Cottage, Llangollen

              The Cottage, Llangollen

              The Cottage, Garth Road, Llangollen, WLS
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in a rural location, this cottage is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Ty Mawr Country Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Pontcysyllte Aquaduct and Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Llangollen Bridge 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 Stars

                  Situated in a rural location, this cottage is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Pontcysyllte Aquaduct and within 3 miles (5 km) of Ty Mawr Country Park and Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Llangollen Canal Trail and Llangollen Bridge are also within 3 miles (5 km).