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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct World Heritage Site

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Planning your visit

Address: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Trevor Basin Visitor Centre Trevor Basin, Off Station Road, Trevor, Wrexham, LL20 7TY. 01978 822912, TrevorVisitor.Centre@canalrivertrust.org.uk View on Google map

Opening Times: Early March to Easter: Friday to Sunday, 10.00am – 4.00pm. Easter to October: Every day, 10.00am – 4.00pm. November and December: Friday to Sunday, 10.00am – 4.00pm.

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

Toilets: Toilets are in the car park some 300 yards from the visitor centre

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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Trevor Basin Visitor Centre

There’s a very good reason why our 'stream in the sky' Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (that means it's as important as Stonehendge!). And it's not just the view…

Taking the Llangollen Canal across the River Dee valley, 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!

Our free Trevor Basin Visitor Centre is the best place to start your adventure at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (pronounced Pont–kus-sulth-the) or 'Ponty' as we call it, with hands on models, ice-creams and gift shop.

Things to do and see

Places to eat:

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Picnic spot:

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


Wildlife spotting:

You may see swans, coots, moorhens and ducks. Remember - bread isn’t good for ducks' tummies, so please keep our ducks healthy by buying our special duck food from our visitor centre.

Getting here

By car - SATNAV LL20 7TY. Please look out for the brown signs in the area to avoid narrow and steep routes. Free parking at our Trevor Basin visitor centre.

There are three car parks signposted off the A539; two small car parks off Station Road and a larger car park at Wimbourne Gate, Queens Street, Cefn Mawr, a short walk from the aqueduct. 

By train - Ruabon or Chirk stations are the nearest, and while they are a fair walk to 'Ponty', you could cycle from the stations.

By busregular buses run from Wrexham via Ruabon station and Trevor. Buses also run from Chirk via Froncysyllte.

By boat - there's mooring and turning facilities for canal boats at Trevor Basin, north of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. You'll find public toilets and visitor moorings at our visitor centre. For more facilities, see our North Wales facilites sheet.

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