Llangollen Canal

Cheshire, Shropshire, England
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About Llangollen Canal

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.

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Cheshire, Shropshire, England
Latitude: 52.972179, Longitude: -3.171046

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