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Nestled in the heart of Wales, this architectural marvel promises an unforgettable journey through history, high above the serene Dee Valley.

Prepare to be enthralled as you find yourself suspended 126 feet above the ground, crossing the longest and highest aqueduct of its kind in the world. Built in the early 19th century, this colossal feat of engineering showcases the ingenuity and vision of its creators. Designed by the legendary Thomas Telford and his brilliant collaborator William Jessop, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct stands as a testament to human achievement.

Imagining the audacity required to construct this colossal waterway will leave you in awe. A soaring iron trough, stretching over a jaw-dropping 1,000 feet, gracefully carries the Llangollen Canal across the Dee Valley. The aqueduct's slender arches, crafted from local stone, seem to defy gravity as they blend seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. As you traverse this engineering masterpiece, prepare to be humbled by the sheer magnitude of human determination and innovation.

Located near the charming town of Llangollen, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct offers more than just a visually striking experience. It invites you to take a leisurely stroll along its historic towpath, allowing you to immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Welsh countryside. Marvel at the lush green valleys that stretch as far as the eye can see, while the gentle breeze carries whispers of tales from centuries past.

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  • Borrows Rest, 1 Bron Y Gamlas, Pontcysyllte, Trevor, Llangollen LL20 7YQ, UK

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  • April 23, 2024 10:04 pm local time

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