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 View on Google map

Opening Times: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and canal are open sites you can visit at any time. The Trevor Basin Visitor Centre is open Thu, Fri & Sat 10am – 4pm.

Price: It is free to walk along the towpath and aqueduct, there are charges payable in the car parks.

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

Explorers at Pontycysyllte Aqueduct

Volunteer at our M&As

We are delighted to be reopening the Trevor Basin Visitor Centre.

We're following government guidelines and are making some changes to make sure that everyone who visits, works and volunteers can enjoy their day safely.

You can find out more in our frequently asked questions, but if there is anything else you would like to know before your visit, please do get in touch.


Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Trevor Basin Visitor Centre

There’s a very good reason why our 'stream in the sky', Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and 11 miles of the Llangollen canal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (that means it's as important as the Taj Mahal). And it's not just the view…

Taking the Llangollen Canal across the River Dee valley in North Wales, 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 - remember to bring your camera and a head for heights!

Our free Trevor Basin Visitor Centre is the best place to start your family day out at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (pronounced Pont–ker-sulth-teh) or 'Ponty' as we call it, with hands on models, videos, local information and local gifts.

Things to do and see at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Places to eat:

Boat trips:

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 LL14 3SG. Please look out for the brown signs in the area to avoid narrow and steep routes. It is now pay and display parking at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Trevor Basin.

There are three car parks signposted off the A539:

  • one car park off Station Road for disabled blue badge and permit holders only (LL20 7TY)
  • the main car park is on Queen Street (LL14 3SG) near Cefn Mawr
  • an overspill and coach parking at Wimbourne Gate, Queens Street, Cefn Mawr (LL14 3NP)

Both car parks are just 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.

Local news and events

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is currently closed for essential maintenance works until 9th February 2019.

Have your say

Please help us to improve the way we manage our World Heritage Site by giving your input in our consultation. Deadline for submissions is Friday 1 March 2019.

English consultation paper

Welsh consultation paper