Thomas Telford's Aqueduct
The aqueduct was built by Thomas Telford 1795-1805. The canal runs through an iron trough 1007 foot long and 11 foot 10 inches wide. Its only 5 foot 3 inches deep too.The largest in Britain the iron was supplied by William Hazeldine from his founderies at Shrewsbury - it cost £47,000
The station here was closed in 1965 to passenger trains but restoration to the line began in 1975 - it has been fully operational for many years and popular with tourists and steam train enthusiasts. Passengers can take the 7.5 mile journey through the Dee Valley all year long and in summer time children and their parents can even take a ride on Thomas the Tank Engine!
The Famous Dee Bridge
Build in 1345, this bridge is a main feature of the township. It looked absolutely glorious, with its many baskets of petunias and other flowers....As you can see, it leads up to the street with the great shops in it! Take your wallet!
This aqueduct is a very interesting sight to see. You can walk right across it and watch the narrow boats cross 35 metres above the ground!
Llangollen, an ancient market town, nestles within the beautiful Dee Valley in the North East of Wales.
It is a town of varied parts, with plenty of interesting sights.
'Llangollen, which contains two good hotels, and some private lodging houses, is famous for flannel, mountains, geological attractions, beer, castle ruins, Jenny Jones, fishing, the Ladies of Llangollen, an old Abbey, some sturdy Welshmen and several pretty walks.' - Gossiping Guide to Wales, 1881