Chirk Aqueduct
Chirk Aqueduct
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Mike
Glossop, UK645 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Scary walk through the pitch black canal tunnel guided by a wooden handrail along the towpath, then you come out on to a spectacular view from the aqueduct perched above the river Ceirog below. Only place currently that an operational canal crosses from England into Wales.
Written 23 March 2024
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FiftyFifty5050
Montgomery, UK891 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We were staying in the area and visited the Aqueduct on a quiet Saturday morning in October. Hands up, I got confused and thought that we were visiting the slightly longer Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, about 4 miles further along the canal, but we thoroughly enjoyed this one; particularly it's proximity to the Chirk Viaduct, which carries trains - quite exciting when one goes over as you are walking across.

It is quite high, as other reviewers have stated, but the railings are appropriately high and the path broad, so you feel quite safe. A tunnel at one end - the first canal tunnel to be built with a path, enabling horses to pull barges through, rather than the bargees having to 'leg' it through - and a pub at the other, make this a pleasant walk.

Parking might be an issue on a busier day, we parked in a side street near the old Police Station in Chirk, and there is a small (only room for about 6 vehicles) car park at the other end.

Well worth a visit, as part of a longer day, but perhaps not enough here for a discreet visit.
Written 21 October 2023
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leejay2017
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Impressive aqueduct with some lovely views. Also has a train viaduct next to it. You can walk across if you don't mind heights!
Written 16 October 2023
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cranhamrebecca
Nottingham, UK331 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We walked from the free town car park over to the aqueduct and along the canal for a distance before walking back the same way, through the canal tunnel and looping back to town.

Lovely walk all in all. Paths are well kept - still worth wearing walking boots though!
Written 14 September 2023
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manctrav
Manchester, UK32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Beautiful place to stop for a short walk. Picturesque views across the border. Nice to walk up to the tunnel and read a bit about the area’s past.
Written 11 September 2023
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Roger G
Glasgow, UK2,725 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
A great view across the aqueduct is to be had from the Glyn Ceiriog road. Parking is tricky but the road to the station is wide enough for safety. The footpath across is safe but scary. The views of the river and the surroundings are spectacular. A detailed information board gives you the history and the Wales / England border at either end has signage. A busy canal with narrow boats adding to the scene. Good walks along the towpath.
Written 12 July 2023
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avongirl45
Stoke-on-Trent, UK112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Enjoyed a lovely walk along the aqueduct, along the canal and back through the tunnel. A great walking area.
Written 2 May 2023
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paula183
Birkenhead, UK10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
nice canal walk followed by a trip across the top of the aqueduct with family and dogs, lovely views
Written 1 March 2023
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Maruba
Nottingham, UK488 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We were staying in a cottage in Shropshire and popped over to Wales for the day to visit the Pontcysyllte aqueduct, Llangollen and canals. At the end of the day we went to Chirk which turned out to be the highlight. The architecture is amazing and views walking over Chirk aqueduct fabulous. A sign at one end welcomes you to England, so you can actually hop between England and Wales! We watched the sunset through the viaduct arches adjacent to the aqueduct. We were also lucky enough to be walking across at the same time as a narrowboat was crossing and followed the boat through the nearby Chirk tunnel which was great timing as they lit our way otherwise you'd need a torch. If you have an hour to spare in the area Chirk is definitely worth a visit. We parked on a nearby road making sure not to block any driveways.
Written 23 February 2023
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Richard M
Hampstead Norreys, UK903 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
If you are passing then this is a must see. The canal is lovely and the aqueduct is a stunning piece of architecture. The railway bridge next door is also lovely and they compliment each other.
Written 12 November 2022
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