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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.

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