Address: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Trevor Basin Visitor Centre Trevor Basin, Off Station Road, Trevor, Wrexham, LL20 7TY View on Google map
Opening Times: The Trevor Basin Visitor Centre is closed from Friday 20 March for the protection of our visitors and staff during the coronavirus outbreak.
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
To support the national effort to keep people safe, we’re following the Government’s advice on coronavirus. We are closing Trevor Basin Visitor Centre from Friday 20 March. For more information, read our latest coronavirus update.
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.
There are picnic tables up to the aqueduct and around our visitor centre
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.
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:
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 bus - regular 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.
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is currently closed for essential maintenance works until 9th February 2019.
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.