Thursday, 3 June 2010
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Llangollen
I visited Llangollen in July 2009 though we went only to visit the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, which meant many of the other features of the area were missed (such as the Dee Valley, the Horseshoe Pass and the Llangollen Steam Railway). We had only half a day so we drove down from Penmaenmawr, parked near the canal and then walked over the Aqueduct.
A visit to the Aqueduct is a step back to the age of canals. The Aqueduct is still in use and carries the Llangollen Canal 40 metres above the Dee Valley. Walk it and enjoy with some spectacular views. It is now a World Heritage Site. It was built by the great engineer Thomas Telford and opened for canal traffic in 1805.