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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Visitor Centre

Our 'stream in the sky' - Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - has been named as the most captivating UNESCO World Heritage Site in the world.

UNESCO status is given to landmarks or areas that have a major cultural, historical, or scientific form of significance (like the Taj Mahal).

Taking the Llangollen Canal across the River Dee valley in North Wales, the aqueduct took ten years to complete and is a fine example of the incredible feats of engineering you can find on our canal network.

Read this page in Welsh / Darllenwch y dudalen hon yn Gymraeg

Things to do

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 gifts. Plenty to keep you busy. Refreshments are available on-site, so grab a drink and a snack, or maybe even an ice cream and enjoy the view.

  • Opening times

    Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and canal are open sites you can visit at any time.

    Trevor Basin Visitor Centre is Friday - Sunday 10am - 3pm.

  • Prices

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

  • Facilities

    Toilets are in the small blue badge holders car park approximately 300 yards from the visitor centre.

  • Address

    Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Trevor Basin Visitor Centre, Trevor Basin, Off Station Road, Trevor, Wrexham, LL20 7TY

  • Parking

    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 car parks are open 8am –8pm, there is no overnight parking permitted and the gates will be locked outside our opening times.

  • Contact details

    Phone 01978 822912 or email [email protected]

More information

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