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14-02-2012 : WHY CHOOSE A CANAL BOAT HOLIDAY ON THE LLANGOLLEN CANAL

The Llangollen Canal is surrounded by beautiful scenery which ranges from the mighty Welsh mountains to gently rolling hills, meadows and picturesque villages.

A Canal Boat Holiday on the Llangollen Canal is a perfect way to explore the countryside at a pace it truly deserves.

From our location at Blackwater Meadow in Ellesmere be prepared to take a holiday of a lifetime.

As the Llangollen Canal meanders through some spectacular scenery you will discover some of the most amazing feats of engineering to be found on the canal system.

Marvel at the Chirk Aqueduct and its neighbour the the world famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

In June 2009 The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct became a World Heritage site and puts it on a par with Great Barrier Reef and Statue of Liberty.

Cruise into Wales a country steeped in myths from the legend of King Arthur to stories of princesses, giants and dragons.

You are bound to come across some of these Welsh tales on your Canal Boat Holiday and with a back drop of the stunning landscape it is easy to let your imagination take you away.

One such story is the legend surrounding Castell Dinas Bran which according to 12th and 13th manuscripts was the castle reputed to be the hiding place for the Holy Grail.

A Canal Boat Holiday on the Llangollen Canal is a great choice for those who really want to unwind and to enjoy the experience of being close to nature .

The canal is home to a vast selection of wildlife such as otters, dragonflies and water voles.

Visit the Heron Reserve at Ellesmere and see close up the breeding pairs who return to the town each year.

From your holiday base at Blackwater Meadow do not miss the opportunity to visit the beautiful town of Llangollen which is famous the world over for the annual International Musical Eisteddfod.

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