*Cefn Viaduct and roundhouse

Cefn Viaduct

A stunning railway viaduct seen best from Ty Mawr Country Park below

A stunning railway viaduct rising majestically over the River Dee, seen best from Ty Mawr Country Park below (or by travelling over it and enjoying the views by train).

Built in 1848 to carry the Shrewsbury and Chester Railway across the River Dee, the viaduct measures 1508ft (466m) in length and stands 147ft (45m) above the river level.

Designed by Scottish civil engineer and railway pioneer Henry Robertson, and built by railway contractor Thomas Brassey in just two years, the structure is supported by nineteen arches of 60 foot (18 metres) spans and two of 30 feet (9 metres).


Nearest car park and postcode: Ty Mawr Country Park, LL14 3PE
Nearest rail station: Chirk or Ruabon
Nearest town: Cefn Mawr


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LL14 3PE

Main car park

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Disabled car park


Coach parking