Llangollen Canal

 

The Llangollen Canal crosses the border between England and Wales. Its combination of picturesque countryside and breath-taking engineering draws visitors from far and wide.

 

The dizzying Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, which carries the canal over the River Dee, is a must-see. This remarkable feat of canal engineering is 125 feet high, and the canal is unprotected on one side, giving the impression of a sheer drop from a narrowboat. The structure is deservedly a World Heritage Site.

Elsewhere, the rural Llangollen Canal is also popular with walkers, particularly at beauty spots such as Horseshoe Falls and Blake Mere.

Following the canal to the Llangollen end will take you into the rolling foothills of Snowdonia.