UNESCO has accorded World Heritage status to many places in the UK, and there are great sites nearby. Bryony Symes selects 10 of the best…
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The totally bizarre Tripadvisor reviews of ‘too high’ Pontcysyllte Aqueduct; Lydia Morris; Daily Post
One reviewer even described the landmark as a ‘paltry sight’ with ‘nothing stunning about it’…
A luminaire of iconic structures along the 11-mile corridor of the Dee Valley’s World Heritage site near Llangollen is expected to draw thousands of visitors to the area this month. The event runs from 7-27 October and marks the ten-year anniversary since Thomas Telford’s breathtaking nineteenth century Pontcysyllte Aqueduct at Trevor Basin was given the prestigious UNESCO…
The aqueduct, and several other structures along the Llangollen Canal, have been lit up in incredible fashion…
Spotlight on World Heritage delights along Llangollen Canal – in pictures; Sue Austin; Shropshire Star
Structures along the 11 miles of the Llangollen Canal world heritage site including the Chirk aqueduct and viaduct are being lit up this month and are expected to draw thousands of visitors to the area.
Parts of a World Heritage Site will be lit up with special illuminations for three weeks next month.
From Rhyl to Llandudno, Anglesey to Snowdonia, there are plenty of ways to spend a sunny day in Wales…
Celebrations this weekend to mark 10 years of World Heritage Status for Pontcysyllte Aqueduct; Wrexham.com
A free celebration of events will take place at the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct this weekend to mark the 10th anniversary of the Llangollen Canal’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Trevor Basin, situated next to Britain’s highest, longest aqueduct, will host an afternoon packed full of exciting, family-friendly activities and attractions on Saturday 29th June […]
The Canal & River Trust charity in Wales, Glandŵr Cymru, is hosting a free celebration at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, near Llangollen, on June 29 to mark the 10th anniversary of the Llangollen Canal’s designation as a Unesco World Heritage Site.
WREXHAM Council have announced a whole host of events to mark the first decade since some of the area’s finest historic attractions received…
A series of events have been planned this summer to mark ten years since the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct was inscribed as a World Heritage Site (WHS) by UNESCO. Back in 2009, the 200-year-old aqueduct, built by famous canal engineers Thomas Telford and William Jessop, joined the elite club of 1,000 UNESCO World Heritage Sites which includes […]
Safety work on Pontcysyllte Aqueduct after tragedy could take over a year; Sue Austin; Shropshire Star
It could be over a year before work can start on new safety measures on the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
Canal and River Trust deem aqueduct ‘safe’ after teenager bypassed railings and fell to death; Laura FitzPatrick; Telegraph
The Canal and River Trust has insisted that its 200-year-old aqueduct is “safe for normal use” after being ordered to review safety measures following a teenager’s death.
The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct will celebrate the 10th anniversary of World Heritage Site designation this year – with visitor figures at the site quadrupling over the past decade. Back in 2009, the 200-year-old aqueduct, built by famous canal engineers Thomas Telford and William Jessop, joined the elite club of 1,000 UNESCO World Heritage Sites which includes […]
How Pontcysyllte Aqueduct will be celebrated for 10 years of world heritage status; Denbighshire Free Press
THE CANAL and River Trust charity in Wales, Glandŵr Cymru, this year celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct receiving world…
Don’t read this if you’re scared of heights or water: packrafting along the world’s highest aqueduct in a 2kg boat; Alf Alderson; SCMP
Located in Wrexham, Wales, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is a fully-navigable historic aqueduct on the Llangollen Canal near the River Dee, preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and operated a living history museum site offering aqueduct rides and self-guided walking tours.
The idea for the construction of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct dates back to the end of the 18th century, with the approval of a plan to create a series of canal locks along the valley embankment near the Ellesmere Canal and River Dee. The aqueduct takes its name from the Welsh word pontcysyllte, which was used as a designation to name the bridge near the township of Cysyllte linking the village of Froncysyllte and the parishes of Trefor Isaf and Llangollen. The Welsh naming is often colloquially mistranslated as “bridge of the junction” or “the bridge that links,” though both are etymological conflations of the similar term cysylltiadau, meaning links or connections. The aqueduct’s design is credited to William Jessop and Thomas Telford, the latter of whom would go on to earn a reputation as one of Britain’s most prominent industrial civil engineers throughout the 19th century.