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Boat Trips and Boat Hire

There are 5 companies, based within the 11 mile World Heritage Site which offer boat trips along the canal and across Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.




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Jones the Boat

Daily Public Canal Boat Trips  with Jones  the Boat that take you across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct where you travel serenely along the canal at walking pace while enjoying the spectacular backdrop of North Wales’ magnificent scenery.

An interesting commentary throughout your trip gives insight into local history and the general history of canals in the UK.

Please see website for timetables and further details.

Jones the Boat Website

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Llangollen Wharf – Horse-drawn Boats

Llangollen Wharf is one of the longest established visitor attractions in the North Wales market town of Llangollen. From the Wharf you can embark on either a horse-drawn boat trip along the feeder for the main canal, or a motorised aqueduct boat trip which takes you across the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Both these boat trips take in the magical sights and sounds of the beautiful Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage Site.

Llangollen Horse-drawn Boats Website

Wharf cruises A board

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Anglo Welsh – Boat Hire

Anglo Welsh is one of the largest canal boat holiday companies in the UK. With over 40 years experience, they have a reputation for providing high quality, exceptional value holidays.

There are day boats for hire, so you can go meandering through the World Heritage Site experiencing sailing over the two magnificent Aqueducts at Pontcysyllte and Chirk, and navigate two tunnels and a swing bridge all in a day.

Anglo Welsh Website

Anglo Welsh sign, Trevor

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The Vale of Llangollen Canal Boat Trust

Canal boat trips for disabled and disadvantaged people.

The Vale of Llangollen Boat Trust Website

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Black Prince Narrow Boats

With Black Prince you can choose a canal boat holiday to suit you with flexible durations from the marina at Chirk.

No previous canal boating experience is necessary and full instruction will be given before you go and explore the World Heritage Site .

Black Prince

Aqueduct in winter
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