Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Canal World Heritage Site

Designed and built by Thomas Telford and Williams Jessop, Pontcysyllte means 'the bridge that connects' and is 'the jewel in the crown' of our World Heritage Site, a magnet for those who want to experience one of the most remarkable achievements of the industrial revolution.


You can walk across Pontcysyllte, or save your legs and take a leisurely boat ride or why not hire a boat for the day or longer from one businesses based at Trevor Basin. But there's one thing you have to take with you. A camera. The views are something else.

But that's not all - the aqueduct is just part of an 11-mile World Heritage Site, starting just past Chirk and finishing at the Horseshoe Falls in Llantysilio.  The whole area offers an amazing day out and a great place for independent travellers or families to explore!

Check out the new website for the site and plan your visit by clicking on the image below...