Pontcysyllte

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

The full name of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Welsh is Traphont Ddwr Pontcysyllte, taking 10 years to design and build and completed in 1805, it is the oldest and longest navigable aqueduct in Great Britain and the highest in the world, measuring 126 feet high and 307 metres long. The structure is a grade 1 listed building and one of the few attractions in the U.K. to be granted World Heritage Status. This is one of the main reasons people come to the area, just to see this magnificent piece of engineering.