Planning your visit
Address: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Trevor Basin Visitor Centre, Trevor Basin, Off Station Road, Trevor, Wrexham, LL20 7TY 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. Please note that our parks are open 8am - 8pm, there is no overnight parking permitted and the gates will be locked outside of our opening times. View on Google map
Opening Times: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and canal are open sites you can visit at any time. Trevor Basin Visitor Centre is open in November 10am - 3pm, Thursday to Monday and in December 10am - 3pm Friday to Sunday.
Price: It is free to walk along the towpath and aqueduct, there are charges payable in the car parks.
Toilets: Toilets are in the small blue badge holders car park approximately 300 yards from the visitor centre
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and the Llangollen canal are fully open for visitors, please remember to follow the social distancing guidelines and be aware of other users.
Trevor Basin Visitor Centre is open in November 10am - 3pm, Thursday to Monday and in December 10am - 3pm Friday to Sunday.
We've followed government guidance and made changes to the centre to make sure everyone who visits, works and volunteers there 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.
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.
- Safe cycling
- Paddle sports - please read our saftey guidance before crossing the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
- Tŷ Mawr Country Park
Places to eat:
- The Telford Inn - next to the canal basin and a short walk from the aqueduct
- Butty & Sweet cafe boat
- Pontcysyllte Chapel Tearoom
There are picnic tables up to the aqueduct and around our visitor centre
- Offa's Dyke Trail runs through the site
- Explorer's free education activity guide
- Explorer's aqueduct adventure trail
- Paddle the right way - an amazing canoe trail following the Llangollen Canal (Welsh version)
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:
- 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.
Please note that our parks are open 8am - 8pm, there is no overnight parking permitted and the gates will be locked outside of our opening times.
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.