The river Dee.
Favorite thing: Llangollen is situated upon the river Dee, itself worthy of a photograph from the river bridge. By looking at this picture you can see how close the railway station is to the river.
Even the footbridge over the train tracks to get from one platform tp another has had to 'borrow' space from above the river!
Thomas Telford's Aqueduct
Favorite thing: 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
"Stream in the Sky"
Favorite thing: A longer 2 hour canal trip from the canal wharf on the aptly named narrow boat THOMAS TELFORD takes you across Telford's magnificent PONTCYSYLLTE AQUEDUCT, providing the thrill of travelling in a boat 126 feet above the River Dee - the "Stream in the Sky" experience.
Its also possible to walk across this aquaduct on its narrow towpath and there are car parks and pubs at either end. We parked by the village of TREVOR.
Fondest memory: Watching the canal boats go across this narrow aqueduct so high above the ground was a really strange experience - the water trough is only about 7 feet wide and 5.3 feet deep.
- Family Travel
Favorite thing: Strolling alongside the LLangollen canal towpath is a pleasant way of enjoying the Dee Valley . Even pleasanter is to let the scenery glide past you by taking a 45min trip by horse-drawn narrow boat.
Boats can be boarded at the Llangollen Wharf and there is a pleasant canalside cafe and shop here whilst waiting.
Favorite thing: Past the aqueduct the canal widens again and its a lovely walk along the canal banks with the colourful boats and reflections ;-).
Crossing the Aqueduct
Favorite thing: Here you can appreciate how narrow the aqueduct really is - just enough room for a person on the towpath and only just enough room for the canal boats to squeeze through.
- Sailing and Boating