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The Llangollen & return is an ideal canal boat holidays cruising route for you to explore.

Llangollen & return holiday cruising route.

This is a recommended canal boat holidays route.

This very beautiful canal is one of the most popular Waterways in Europe, and includes the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, which is one of the most spectacular and amazing feats of engineering on the Canal system. Visitors flock from all four corners of the globe to see this canal crossing.

Built by Thomas Telford in 1805, the Aqueduct is 126 feet high, and spans over 1000 feet across a valley with the River Dee thundering away in the distance below your feet.

The Chirk Aqueduct is another impressive structure built by Thomas Telford, and is 70 feet high, and beside it at 100 feet high is an impressive Viaduct built in 1848 to take the Shrewsbury & Chester Railway across the valley. The Chirk Tunnel is 1,377 feet in length, and once through this you can moor up and walk to Chirk Castle, a 700 year old Castle managed by the National trust.

Llangollen, a very pretty Welsh town at the Western end of the Canal, is easily reached from our marina in a couple of days, and is a pleasant base to moor up for 24 hours, there is a charge of £5-£6 per night to moor in the Llangollen basin, including electric hook up.

Llangollen & Return Canal Boat Holiday Route

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Llangollen & return from Blackwater

Book From : Blackwater Marina

Pontcysyllte & return.

3 day canal boat hire.

16 Hours cruising time.

4 Locks.

Llangollen & return.

4 day canal boat hire.

20 Hours cruising time.

4 Locks.


Attingham Park Website
Telephone : 01743 708123
Ellesmere, Shropshire Website
Telephone : 01743 708123
Chirk Castle Website
Telephone : 01691 777701
Plas Newydd Website
Telephone : 01691 777701
Llangollen Railway Website
Telephone : 01978 860979
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct Website
Telephone : 01978 292015
Powis Castle Website
Telephone : 01938 551944
Chirk Aqueduct Website
Telephone : 01938 551944
Castell Dinas Bran Website
Telephone : 01938 551944
Valle Crucis Abbey Website
Telephone : 01978 860326
Llangollen Tourist information Website
Telephone : 01978 860828
Llangollen International Eisteddfod Website
Telephone : 01978 862003
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