Llangollen Canal
Llangollen Canal
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  • In Dognito2
    Barnsley, United Kingdom52 contributions
    A canal with everything
    Dubbed Britains most beautiful canal and certainly doesn’t disappoint. Aqueducts, tunnels and areas of outstanding beauty. Spent a marvellous week cruising and sad to return. Big thanks to AngloWelsh cruisers who hired us the boat (not cheap) but wonderful staff, ease of booking and a well presented clean “Osney” weir class. Slight downside, novice boats/holiday makers passing at speed, it’s tickover only when passing guys, day hirers crashing and you’re allowed to travel over a couple of miles before turning round and round. Oh and try to pass on the right as instructed!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 May 2023
  • cranhamrebecca
    Nottingham, United Kingdom331 contributions
    Lovely stroll along an interesting canal
    Really nice walk along the canal, it’s about 2 miles from joining the canal in the town where the boat trips are to the horseshoe falls and then obviously 2 miles back again! But it’s straight forward and flat with lots to see along the way. Recommend walking boots if it’s been raining a bit as lots of puddles can form. Lots of lovely spots for scenic photos.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 September 2023
  • Wisc_Travelrs
    41 contributions
    Spectacular Narrow Boat Route
    We spent a week traveling on the Llangollen Canal. The countryside was quaint and the Pontcysyllte & the Chirk aqueducts were breath-taking. We were fortunate and good weather during our time on the canal. The people were always friendly in the towns and pubs along the way.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 September 2023
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Feb 2024 • Couples
The tow path apparently has had problems with flooding since late summer. It was completely impassable and debris including pallets and fencing panels made crossing dangerous. We had to walk through as this was the only route to get to Whitchurch using the Sandstone Trail. The flooding stretched for 15 meters . This has been reported - suggest you check if this is still a problem if doing the SST.
Written 25 February 2024
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Wisc_Travelrs
41 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
We spent a week traveling on the Llangollen Canal. The countryside was quaint and the Pontcysyllte & the Chirk aqueducts were breath-taking. We were fortunate and good weather during our time on the canal. The people were always friendly in the towns and pubs along the way.
Written 27 September 2023
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cranhamrebecca
Nottingham, UK331 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Really nice walk along the canal, it’s about 2 miles from joining the canal in the town where the boat trips are to the horseshoe falls and then obviously 2 miles back again! But it’s straight forward and flat with lots to see along the way.

Recommend walking boots if it’s been raining a bit as lots of puddles can form.

Lots of lovely spots for scenic photos.
Written 13 September 2023
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RobinEmmins
Maidstone, UK15 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Having planned a retirement visit here on our narrowboat for the past 19 years we at last have made it. We were not disappointed. It is a beautiful canal and there are some stunning views and scenery. Strongly recommend a visit
Written 28 May 2023
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In Dognito2
Barnsley, UK52 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Dubbed Britains most beautiful canal and certainly doesn’t disappoint. Aqueducts, tunnels and areas of outstanding beauty. Spent a marvellous week cruising and sad to return. Big thanks to AngloWelsh cruisers who hired us the boat (not cheap) but wonderful staff, ease of booking and a well presented clean “Osney” weir class. Slight downside, novice boats/holiday makers passing at speed, it’s tickover only when passing guys, day hirers crashing and you’re allowed to travel over a couple of miles before turning round and round. Oh and try to pass on the right as instructed!
Written 5 May 2023
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hilary d
London, UK811 contributions
Sept 2022
We were visiting the canal with Rail Discoveries(19.9-24.9.22).

After lunch we rode on the horse drawn canal boat,very preaceful and relaxing!
Written 28 September 2022
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Kathryn B
Runcorn, UK15 contributions
Aug 2022
A beautiful varied canal, scenic, serene, busy and energetic at the same time. An excellent base for a narrowboat holiday, a day cruise, canoeing, walking, cycling and many other outdoor activities.
Written 4 September 2022
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Steve_of_N21
London, UK2,283 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Starting from its source at the Horseshoe falls west of Llangollen the canal travels east through Llangollen, Chirk, Ellesmere and Whitchurch. The section from Chirk Bank to Llangollen is particularly spectacular incorporating the two stunning aqueducts and Chirk tunnel and although tree lined and shady most of the time, there are sections that afford great views of the Dee Valley.
If you are staying in Llangollen then it is recommended to walk this section and a good day out is to take the aqueduct canal boat trip run by Llangollen Wharf ( has its own Trip Advisor listing ) , lunch in one of the pubs or cafes in Trevor and then the two hour walk back along the canal to Llangollen. Alternatively you can get local busses to Trevor or Chirk ( an extra 30 minutes back along the canal. ) or if you like a good walk then along the canal to Froncysyllte and then the public footpath via Pen-y Craig quarry and Croes yr Escob back to Llangollen ( 10 miles in total).
I can thoroughly recommend the boat trips run by Llangollen Wharf but if you want to enthuse about them too, best to do it on the proper Trip advisor listing for Llangollen Wharf boat trips.
Written 14 July 2022
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davena c
Towcester, UK105 contributions
Jun 2021
Fabulous trip with excellent cream tea. Staff very polite and efficient. Covid restrictions very well organised. Only down side was the coach drop off point did not indicate where we were.
Written 18 June 2021
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Phyzzi
Murcia, Spain8 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
Beautiful afternoon tea, freshly made sandwiches, scones and cakes, followed by a relaxing horse drawn canal trip.
Thank you to Neil and all the staff, so helpful and considerate.
Would definitely recommend this place.
Written 12 June 2021
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