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Chirk Aqueduct and Tunnel

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Cross the English/Welsh border via Chirk Aqueduct, which carries the Llangollen branch of the Shropshire Union canal 70 feet above the beautiful Ceiriog Valley. The aqueduct which has 10 circular masonry arches, was built between 1796 and 1801 by William Jessop and Thomas Telford. Cross by foot or via the canal it's a must see whilst in the area.
Chirk tunnel (known locally as 'The Darkie') was one of the first in the UK to have a towpath and was built between 1795 -1802.

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Chirk Aqueduct and Tunnel

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Cross the English/Welsh border via Chirk Aqueduct, which carries the Llangollen branch of the Shropshire Union canal 70 feet above the beautiful Ceiriog Valley. The aqueduct which has 10 circular masonry arches, was built between 1796 and 1801 by William Jessop and Thomas Telford. Cross by foot or via the canal it's a must see whilst in the area.
Chirk tunnel (known locally as 'The Darkie') was one of the first in the UK to have a towpath and was built between 1795 -1802.

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  • Recommended time here: 30 mins-1hr
  • Location Castle Road, Chirk, LL14 5BS
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Chirk town centre is just a five minute walk from the Chirk canal basin and is home to a number of shops and local businesses.