Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Trevor Basin

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Trevor Basin

Trevor Basin Visitor Centre & Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Trevor Basin, Off Station Road, Trevor, Wrexham, LL20 7TY.

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Trevor Basin are located on the Llangollen Canal and are both part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site – this means that they are as important as the Pyramids! Finished in 1805, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct was designed by famous engineer Thomas Telford and stretches over 300 metres across the Dee Valley.

A visit to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Trevor Basin can help you to learn about local history, engineering, wildlife and geography.


Foundation Phase & KS2 Aqueduct Adventure

Join our volunteers on a guided trail of Trevor Basin. Discover how the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct was built over 200 years ago, what tools were used and how many men it took to build it.

Foundation Phase & KS2 Habitats

Activities include identifying and classifying animals and investigating food chains.

Learning Resources

Use the following resources to support learning on your trip and back in the classroom:

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct Fact File - English

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct Adventure Trail - English

All About Canals

Find out more about Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.


Free facilities for teachers include pre-visits, risk assessments and downloadable resources.

Practicalities include public toilets, free car park, visitor centre, gift shop and outdoor picnic area.


School visits to Trevor Basin and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct are FREE!