Cruising Route


Canal Boat Holidays
Llangollen & Return.

Start From Gayton Marina

From Blackwater Marina

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & return

3 day canal boat hire.

16 Hours cruising time.

4 Locks.

Llangollen & return

4 day canal boat hire.

20 Hours cruising time.

4 Locks.

This very beautiful canal is one of the most popular Waterways in Europe, and includes the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, which is one of the most spectacular and amazing feats of engineering on the Canal system. Visitors flock from all four corners of the globe to see this canal crossing.
Built by Thomas Telford in 1805, the Aqueduct is 126 feet high, and spans over 1000 feet across a valley with the River Dee thundering away in the distance below your feet.

The Chirk Aqueduct is another impressive structure built by Thomas Telford, and is 70 feet high, and beside it at 100 feet high is an impressive Viaduct built in 1848 to take the Shrewsbury & Chester Railway across the valley. The Chirk Tunnel is 1,377 feet in length, and once through this you can moor up and walk to Chirk Castle, a 700 year old Castle managed by the National trust.

Llangollen, a very pretty Welsh town at the Western end of the Canal, is easily reached from our marina in a couple of days, and is a pleasant base to moor up for 24 hours, there is a charge of £5-£6 per night to moor in the Llangollen basin, including electric hook up.


The Llangollen & Return Canal Boat Holidays Route

Useful Information

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct Website

Llangollen Tourist information Website

Chirk Castle Chirk castle -

Valle Crucis Abbey – Llangollen Website

Plas Newydd, an 18th century house in Llangollen

Llangollen International Music festival

The Llangollen Steam railway Website Tel. 01978 860979

Motor Museum & canal Exhibition near bridge 48 in Llangollen Tel. 01978 860324

Llangollen Tourist information Tel. 01978 860828

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