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Warm hospitality, good company and amazing scenery!
Not much to do but relax
In a nutshell
The place to retire and do nothing
At the eastern entrance it as no man of myth who constructed the spectacular
Pontcysllte Aqueduct! The famous engineer Thomas Telford took ten years to
construct this masterpiece of canal engineering,
carrying the Llangollen Canal 126ft above the Dee Valley floor.
Just a short drive out of the city, I remember the last trip
I made with my father last year through the town.
Sadly he died almost a year later, almost a year to
the day we made our last visit to see him in North Wales
The structure and canal is now a World Heritage site and
any visitor walking, or floating, along its 1,007ft length wouldn't disagree at all!!
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, which forms a key part of the Llangollen Canal,
stands majestically at the foot of the Horseshoe Pass, three miles east of
Llangollen, crossing over the River Dee at the dizzy height of 126 feet.
At over 1000 feet long, Pontcysyllte is the longest and highest cast-iron
aqueduct in the world. Treasured by British Waterways,
it is today a protected Grade I listed building, a Welsh National Monument
and is one of the seven wonders of the British Inland Waterways System.
It is of course still used for its original purpose, being crossed by more
than a thousand canal boats a year.
Updated Nov 22, 2010