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Shropshire canal boat holidays


Book a Canal Boat Holiday from our marina at Blackwater Meadow and cruise the magnificent Llangollen Canal.

Ellesmere is know as the Shropshire Lakeland and this traditional market town has a good mix of Tudor, Georgian and Victorian architecture.

From the canal there are plenty of walks that will take you right along the Mere side or through the local nature reserve.

In the spring and early summer visit the Heron Reserve and watch live close up footage of the nesting birds and hatching chicks.

Designed by Thomas Telford in 1806 to supply water to the Llangollen Canal The Horseshoe Falls were essential to the efficient operation of a complicated and heavily used canal network.

Water was drawn off the fast flowing River Dee into the canal which acted principally as a feeder for the Ellesmere Canal.

Cruise along the Llangollen Canal to one of the most spectacular sights in Great Britain, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

Built by Thomas Telford and William Jessop and opened in 1805 it spans the Dee Valley for 1000 feet and is 125 feet high.

Cross over in a narrow boat and experience the feeling of being suspended in mid air.

Do not miss the opportunity to visit the beautiful town of Llangollen situated at the end of the canal.

Llangollen is famous the world over for the annual International Musical Eisteddfod.

Each July 4,000 competitors from more than fifty countries come together in a gala of song, music and dance.

By day soak up the festival atmosphere were competitors take part in a street parade whilst in the evenings the Pavilion plays host to concerts by world class artists.

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The beautiful canals of England and Wales wind their way through a variety of interesting and distinctive locations offering you the chance to stop off and investigate further at a mooring of your choice or to simply continue cruising onto the next destination.
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