Hire a ten-seater narrowboat from Llangollen Wharf and spend a day gliding quietly through the Welsh mountains. Setting off, you’ll have a fantastic view over the rooftops of Llangollen town before passing the medieval ruins of Dinas Bran Castle and eventually reaching Trevor Wharf, which was a busy commercial dockyard at the turn of the 19th century. The highlight of the trip is crossing Georgian engineer Thomas Telford’s magnificent 1,000ft Pontscysyllte Aqueduct (pictured) as the River Dee glitters below. Head back once you reach the village of Froncysyllte. If you fancy a slice of nostalgia, sign up instead for Llangollen Wharf’s two-hour horse-drawn excursion (family ticket £36).
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Only 25 minutes away from Alkington Grange Barns and makes a great day trip during your stay with us!!
Locomotive lovers shouldn’t miss Llangollen’s heritage steam trains, while Downton Abbey fans can get a taste of upstairs-downstairs life in handsome Erddig Hall in nearby Wrexham