Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Wrexham

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  • Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is not part of a World Heritage site for nothing. I walked here along the Llangollen Canal from Chirk, and this has to be the best way of approaching. Its towering arches across ...  more »
  • This navigable aqueduct claims three records - it is the oldest (built 1805) and the longest (307m) in the UK and at 38m makes it the world’s highest. It is fondly referred to as ‘the stream in the sk...  more »
  • Spent a good couple of hours here , was very enjoyable , had a walk across and back (takes about ten minutes either way ) Not sure if you can do this in the summer as horses pull barges over in the su...  more »
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  • Went on a busy Bank Holiday. Parking was busy but once in it was free! The amenities were great. Plenty of refreshments and picnic areas. The viaduct itself is a sight to behold. From a distance it is magnificent. As you walk onto it its hard not to feel a little dizzy at the sudden height and amazed at the narrow path and waterway just wide enough for a barge. If your scared of heights it could be troublesome to cross it when busy as if people are coming the other way you have to walk without holding on. Wasn't a problem for me but could be some. Best of all its free to cross as many times as you want. Scenery and view is outstanding Totally recommended for all ages.
  • Great place to visit if the weather is good. There's a chance to take a good walk around the area , there is a restaurant nearby if you got hungry or a Premier store a few streets away. The aquaduct has a short stay parking (what is free) as well on the opposite side of the canal with playground for kids. Also 3-4 parking available for buses. If you consider a walk with kids check the area and the routes first as it have big differences in altitude and kids might get tired very quickly.
  • This is definitely worth a visit, especially on a nice sunny day. The aqueduct is spectacular and very high, but if you're scared of heights, you can hang on to the railings along the tow path. The views are beautiful. There's a visitor centre with souvenirs, a cafe on a narrow boat with seating inside and out, another cafe on the opposite side of the marina, and a pub. There's parking and public toilets next to the aqueduct and also more free parking in the village very close by, only a few minutes walk away.
  • This is an awesome structure. Definitely worth a visit. You'll need a head for heights as you're above the trees but the views down the valley towards Llangollen are fabulous. Stand in the middle and look down at the river below and don't even think about the wind blowing through the railings! It's magnificent!
  • One of the coolest places I have been on a narrow boat. Definitely worth the effort to go and see. It will test your nerve if you are steering the boat though. It's more than a bit strange to be steering a boat while looking down on treetops and flying birds. You can rent boats from Trevor, Wales which is right by the aqueduct or even buy a ticket on an excursion boat just to go across it. You can also walk across on the towpath. We took a week long excursion by narrow boat from near Crewe, UK all the way to Llangollen, Wales and back. In my view this is the best way to experience not only the aqueduct but also to get the whole canal boating experience. It is truly a peaceful and beautiful way to spend a week.
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