Awe inspiring scenery and take your breath away attractions – a day out north west of Oswestry can take you wandering along the beautiful Ceiriog Valley or catching your breath as you stroll across one of Thomas Telford’s towering aqueducts, known as the streams in the sky.
Chirk Town hosts the Marcher fortress of Chirk Castle, standing to protect the borders for over 700 years. The dungeons are still there to remind you of border conflicts long resolved and now the courtyard, gardens and castle rooms welcome visitors to this stunning National Trust property.
Turn into Wales from Chirk to discover the enticing Ceiriog Valley, follow the river through tiny villages that host lovely country pubs as you head towards the Berwyn Mountains.
The Unesco World Heritage site of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal takes you from Chirk through a 421metre tunnel along the Welsh/English border and over the 39 metre high aqueduct drifting along to the beautiful Horseshoe Falls where water is drawn into the canals from the River Dee.
Linger in the riverside town of Llangollen and don’t miss the colourful and musical week in July that is the International Eisteddfod. why not take a leisurely stroll along the canal or slide along on the horse drawn boat. Check the calendar for Llangollen Railway events – you might even catch sight of Thomas the Tank Engine.
Places to go, things to see and what’s on:
|Pontcysyllte Aqueduct||Chirk Castle||Jones the Boat @ Pontcysyllte Aqueduct|
|Llangollen Steam Railway||Horse drawn boats @Llangollen||Techniquest Glyndŵr- Science Discovery Centre|
Beyond Oswestry – Horseshoe Falls
More days out in Oswestry and The Welsh Borderlands