Tourist Guide » World Heritage Site Area » Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is the longest and highest aqueduct in Great Britain. It is a Grade I Listed Building and a World Heritage Site, carrying the Llangollen Canal over the River Dee.
The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is a very popular attraction where you can enjoy a walk or a boat trip along the canal.
Some interesting facts:
- Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is 1,007ft (307m) long and 126ft (38m) high
- Pontcysyllte Aqueduct was built by Thomas Telford and William Jessop
- Completed in 1805, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct took nearly 10 years to design and build
- Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is drained every 5 years for maintenance work to take place
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