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17-02-2012 : POWIS CASTLE AND GARDENS

The gardens at Powis Castle in Wales has been listed in the top ten of the most romantic gardens in the world.

The gardens which are overhung with clipped yews, shelters rare and tender plants are laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles.

The garden retains its original lead statues and an orangery on the terraces.

Other gardens to reach the top ten are Courtyard fountains at the Alhambra in Grenada, Spain and Giverny in France where the artist Monet was inspired to paint.

Now owned by the National Trust the gardens at Powis Castle can be visited during a Canal Boat Holiday in Wales.

Book a Canal Boat Holiday from Blackwater Meadow in Ellesmere and cruise the wonderful Llangollen Canal into Wales.

Experience the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct on your Canal Boat Holiday in Wales.

Crossing this in a Canal Boat will give the effect of being suspended in mid air.

Built by Thomas Telford and William Jessop and opened in 1805 it spans the Dee Valley at a height of 125 feet high.

In June 2009 it became a World Heritage site putting it on an equal footing with the Great Barrier Reef and Statue of Liberty.

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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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