Canal boat holidays on the Llangollen Canal

Whixall holidays

Alders Lane, Whixall, Shropshire, SY13 2QS

Canal boat holidays on the Llangollen Canal

Explore the Shropshire Lake District and the UNCESCO World Heritage Pontcysyllte Aqeduct, or head into Cheshire and visit the Anderton Boat Lift.

Located on the Prees Branch of the Llangollen Canal, Whixall is surrounded by beautiful Shropshire countryside.

One of the many attractions of Whixall is its proximity to the picturesque Llangollen Canal. Just a half hour cruise to join the main line then you decide to turn left for Llangollen itself, or right to Hurleston Junction and join the Shropshire Union Canal.

Head left and after seven miles of quiet winding canal you’ll reach this historic market town of Ellesmere, in the heart of the Shropshire Lake District.

Keep heading west towards Llangollen and you’ll travel across the Chirk Aqueduct and across the border into North Wales.  Next you’ll pass through the 459 yards single width Chirk Tunnel, and then the jewel in the crown of the whole canal network! The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct sits 126 feet above the River Dee and is single width for its 1007 feet length.

Or you can head the other way through the Shropshire countryside to the historic market town of Whitchurch. After that, you’ll reach the Grindley Brook flight of six locks, where there’s a lock keeper on hand to guide and help you.

Six miles to relax before your next challenge, Wrenbury Lift Bridge. This bridge is electrically operated, for which you will need your waterways key.

A sharp left turn at Hurleston Junction guides you onto the Shropshire Union Canal and a northerly heading towards the ancient city of Chester.

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Routes: Cheshire Ring, Four Counties Ring
Waterways: Llangollen Canal, Montgomery Canal, Shropshire Union Canal

Below is a selection of Narrowboat routes that we have hand picked to help you decide which holiday you would like to take.

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