The Llangollen Canal crosses the border between England and Wales, running from the Shropshire Union Canal at Hurleston Junction to Llantysilio Bridge just beyond Llangollen, where it terminates into a feeder from the River Dee.
Overall, it is 74 km (46 mi) long and has 21 locks. A link at Frankton Junction connects it to the Montgomery Canal; and it is part of the Severn Canal Ring.
Originally a part of the never-completed Ellesmere Canal, it was rebranded the Llangollen Canal after its decline in use for commercial traffic and a decision to promote it as a leisure route. It’s now one of the most popular canals for holidaying in Britain.
One of its most notable features is the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a Grade I listed building and World Heritage Site – the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain which carries the canal over the River Dee.