Trevor Basin and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
In the south of Wrexham County Borough, sits the beautiful Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Part of 11 miles of UNESCO World Heritage site which also takes in the Llangollen Canal and Chirk Aqueduct. Located between the villages of Trevor and Froncystlle, the awe-inspiring structure stands at 38 metres off the ground, and carries the Llangollen Canal over the River Dee.
You can cross by foot, or hop on a narrowboat – either way the views over the valley are dramatic, and the height you’re at, breathtaking. Don’t forget your camera, you’ll not want to miss this photo opportunity.
If a gentle float takes your fancy, you can take a narrowbaot trip or even hire your own boat for a day or a longer break. Surely we could all benefit from slowing the pace down every now and then, and there’s no better place to do it.
If cycling’s your thing, you can hire bikes from Trevor Basin to explore the canal (look out for the lovely artwork in Reeds Yard carpark and there you’ll find HireCycles2Go) – and either head to Llangollen to sample all the historic town can offer, or brave the ‘Darkie’ tunnel in the other direction and end up at Chirk.
To find out more about this jewel in our crown, visit www.pontcysyllte-aqueduct.co.uk