Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, which forms a key part of the Llangollen Canal just outside Llangollen, crosses over the River Dee at the dizzy height of 126 feet. At over 1000 feet long, Pontcysyllte is the longest and highest cast-iron aqueduct in the world. Treasured by British Waterways, it is today a protected Grade I listed building, a World Heritage Site, a Welsh National Monument and is one of the seven wonders of the British Inland Waterways System. It is of course still used for its original purpose, being crossed by more than a thousand canal boats a year.
Pen-y-Dyffryn Hotel is about twenty minutes drive from the aqueduct, ideally placed to allow you to explore this fantastic structure, and enjoy good food and luxury accommodation during your stay.