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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
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Dee Valley Private Day Trip from Caernarfon with Hotel Transport
Ranked #1 of 62 things to do in Wrexham
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

The trip 2 the aqueduct takes 2hrs & goes along the Llangollen Canal through beautiful scenery of the R. Dee Valley. You have the choice of going up by barge & down by bus or vice-versa. I went this way but the latter is preferable as there is a better view of the fabulous vista. The cost of the return trip is £ 13.50 per adult & £6.75 per child.Trips are available all year round. Choirs are on board 2 co-incide with the Int. Eisteddfodd. This festival is not to be confused with the Nat . Eisteddfodd which is for Welsh speakers only.
We had a very good guide (23/06/14) who gave us lots of info about the aqueduct & about the bridges under which we went.
Length 100m
Height 40m
Built between 1795-1805 @ cost then of £47,000
Boats not suitable for disabled people as stairs are 2 steep. No room at booking base in Llangollen - not Wrexham - 2 install such facilities. I intend going again but would like to walk back along the canal because you can't see anything from the bus.

1  Thank Margaret Mary O
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

The aqueduct is beautiful a real sight to see if you are in the area, we were staying close by and thought we would pop along, we parked close by and took a short walk along the canal to the aqueduct . The scenery is beautiful making it a fabulous walk. Obviously you could hire a canal barge and do it that way also. Please be aware that this is a walk along a canal not an attraction in itself although I am led to believe that there is a pub a short way past the aqueduct if you time your visit within opening hours.

Thank Kathryn B
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

If you are passing it is definitely worth taking an hour out to walk over it as the view and experience are definitely worth the short walk.
Wouldn't recommend on a very windy day though
Good toilets too in the car park.

Thank Paul T
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

The Eisteddfod, an international choral music festival, happens every year in Llangollen, Wales. It's wonderful to hear all these talented vocalists, but what to do when it's pelting rain, and you've just hiked from Valle Crucis Abby??? Take a ride down one of the many canals cris-crossing the UK. This boat, fully weather-proof, gave me a chance to dry out, as I enjoyed a leisurely lunch and excellent views. There was an informative live commentary on board about Thomas Telford and his accomplishments. This, Pontcysylite, is the country's biggest navigable aqueduct. 126 feet above the River Dee, and 1007 feet long, the aqueduct is a UNESCO site, and worth experiencing, even in the pouring rain. You can walk across the aqueduct, or enjoy a two-hour canal ride from Llangollen; they bus you back to the town center, where, on special weekends you can also enjoy seeing Thomas the Tank Engine. I wonder: is it named after Thomas Telford and his amazing accomplishments???

Thank Cheryl W
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Of course, the aqueduct is incredible--worth looking at from below or above, and worth traveling over by boat or on foot. Sadly, though, it is a bit of a challenge to find, and doesn't seem to be well-promoted. Even the brochures for the area neglect to mention exactly how to get there, and there is no signage (that we saw) on either of the main roads leading into the area. We parked in the free lot just a short walk away (tons of cars circling for a spot). The toilets were neither clean nor stocked with soap. In order to travel on the aqueduct from that side, you need to walk away from it for a couple minutes, then cross over the water, and walked most of the way back to reach the rental place. (Not a problem, and reasonably priced.) We heard the Visitor Center nearby was very good, but did not visit. Just seems a shame for this World Heritage site. [Note: traveling over the aqueduct will be out of the question for anyone with a fear of heights.]

1  Thank MariaK_10
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