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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct World Heritage Site

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Trevor Basin on the Llangollen Canal have World Heritage Status - that means they are as important as Stonehenge! The aqueduct is one of the most awesome engineering feats on the canal network - you can walk across the aqueduct or save your legs and go by boat - but don't forget your camera and a head for heights!

General information

Address: Pontycysyllte Aqueduct, LL20 7YQ

Visit time: 2 hours +

Price: Once you're there, it won't cost you a thing

Accessibility: Find out more about accessibility from our main museums & attractions webpages

Parking: Free parking at our Trevor Basin visitor centre

Toilets: Toilets at our Trevor Basin visitor centre

Free visitor guide

Great for

  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Canoeing
  • Sightseeing
  • Boating


Our Trevor Basin Visitor Centre is te best place to start your adventure, but the basin and aqueduct are all part of the huge 11 mile World Heritage Site and trail that takes in Chirk Castle and Chirk Aqueduct, steam railway, Horseshoe Falls and so much more...

Spot a boat

A good place to spot boats year round because the aqueduct is always open


  • The Telford Inn

    Next to the canal basin and a short walk from the aqueduct

Boat trips

Picnic spot

There are picnic tables around the aqueduct and around our visitor centre


  • Offa's Dyke

    Offa's Dyke Trail runs through the site

  • Explorer's resources

    Plenty of things to do from our education explorers

  • Paddle the right way

    An amazing canoe trail following the Llangollen Canal


You may see:

  • Swans
  • Ducks
  • Coots/Moorhens