Attraction Category: Iconic attractions of Oswestry and The Welsh Borderlands and Water in the Welsh Borderlands
The Unesco World Heritage Site takes in not only Pontcysyllte Aqueduct – Thomas Telford’s stream in the sky – but also eleven miles of canals and the Dee Valley.
Dare you cross it? And can you do it without looking down? You can walk across Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, or save your legs and take a leisurely boat ride with Jones the Boats. But there’s one thing you have to take with you. A camera. The views are something else. Pop into the visitor centre too, to take in some information about the history of the aqueduct.
Chirk Aqueduct and Viaduct are almost as impressive too – walk along the Llangollen canal and you might see a train crossing above you. Go on a little further and take a walk through the tunnel, it is 421 metres long and you might be sharing with a narrowboat which will light the way.
Enjoy slowly crossing in a narrowboat too:
Why not discover the source of the canal? The Horseshoe Falls are a tranquil spot where the canal and river meet not far from the lively town of Llangollen, famous for its heritage steam railway and the International Eisteddfod of music and dance.