Groups can cruise along the breathtaking Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in North Wales on board Anglo Welsh’s Little Star narrowboat. 

Little Star narrowboat on the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in North Wales

Anglo Welsh’s Little Star boat will offer daily skippered narrowboat trips across the UNESCO World Heritage Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

Known as the ‘stream in the sky’, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct has been named as the most captivating UNESCO World Heritage Site in the world.

Towering at 126 feet, the structure takes the Llangollen Canal across the River Dee valley in North Wales, the aqueduct took ten years to complete. 

Between 29th March and 31st October 2024, Anglo Welsh is offering daily skippered narrowboat trips on its Little Star boat across the canal. 

The 45-minute return trip offers amazing views across the Dee Valley and groups will learn about the aqueduct and the history of the Llangollen Canal with the commentary provided on board. 

About the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct 

Pontcysyllte, meaning ‘the bridge that connects’, is considered to be one of the most astonishing feats of engineering from the Industrial Revolution. 

Designed by Thomas Telford and Williams Jessop and constructed by John Simpson (stonework) and William Hazledine (ironwork), the aqueduct was completed in 1805, and is a result of some bold civil engineering solutions, especially as it was built without using locks. 

Measuring 307 metres long and 3.7m wide, crossing the aqueduct is considered a must-do experience with some people opting to kayak or canoe over it. 

Group offers on board Anglo Welsh’s Little Star

There’s seating for up to 48 passengers on the narrowboat and Anglo Welsh are offering a 10% discount on groups of ten or more. 

Refreshments are available to purchase on board, including hot and cold drinks and ice creams.

A narrowboat goes over the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Wales

Source: Canal & River Trust

The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in North Wales sits at 126 feet above the River Dee Valley. 

Anglo Welsh also offers longer bespoke trips for groups of 20 or more. For example, Little Star can host a two-hour return journey along the Llangollen Canal to Chirk Marina and back, giving visitors the chance to experience more of the 11-mile UNESCO World Heritage site, including Whitehouses Tunnel.

The daily cruises between March and October next year will depart at 11am, 12 noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm from Canal Wharf, Trevor in Llangollen. 

Parking for cars and coaches is available a short walk away. 

For more information and to book visit, or call the bookings team on 0117 304 1122.

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