See historic towns
Kennet Avon Canal
Take a canal boat
Take canal locks
up and down hills
Stop at peaceful
pubs and villages
Four Counties Ring
Grindley Brook staircase locks
Ellesmere and lakes
Chirk aqueduct: tunnel, and castle
Llangollen: interesting town with restaurants, pubs, and shops, famous for its International Music Eisteddfod held annually in July. Horse drawn trip boat to the start of the canal at the Horseshoe Falls. Steam railway, motor museum.
Read what some of our previous clients say about the Llangollen Canal.
"Ellesmere port is a pretty little town with a good food shops and pubs. We'd recommend The Woolpack in Llangollen - it's a very pretty and somewhat eclectic restaurant that looks out over the river. It also had a decent selection of wines."
"Wish we were rich...we'd come back and do our Welsh trip all over again. Thanks for a fine time. I won't soon forget when your man jumped off the boat at the bridge...leaving me ALONE AT THE HELM!!"
"Our first narrowboat holiday, but the combination of an exciting route and a well fitted boat made it something to be repeated."
"The four of us, ranging in age from 53 to 73, all had a marvellous 4 days. Thanks for your help in organising it."
"We voyaged from Chirk to Llangollen to Nantwich and back to Chirk. The route was diverse and characterised by magnificent scenery as well as breathtaking historical canal works. We recorded 32 species of birds. We spent nights alternatively in towns and in rural byways. When they wished, the youngsters would jump ashore and walk or run the towpath, usually reboarding at a bridge site along the way. Other travellers we met were friendly and relaxed."
"I think it was one of the best holidays I've ever had and I could've stayed for another four weeks. My partner feels the same way. The boat was clean, reliable and stocked with the groceries that we requested. A friendly chap showed us the ins-and-outs of the boat pretty succinctly and off we went. We actually fell in love with the boat and were very sad to leave her behind."
"Most of the route exceeded our expectations. We cynically expected that the best was shown in the brochures but learned that the whole route was full of nice scenery with new surprises at each bend. The Llangollen was fanatastic."
"The Llangollen Canal and Montgomery Canal were an outstanding experience. Aside from the natural beauty, the small number of locks was attractive to a wife to whom such things do not appeal."
DM, South Africa
"The boat was in perfect condition, perfectly clean, the galley well supplied, and instructions were clear and accurate. The young lady who briefed us was polite and professional and patient. The free parking was a major plus and the Chirk Castle setting another plus.
Explore boat bases, places of interest and canal features using our interactive Google Map. Zoom into the map using your mouse or the map controls, view the roads or as a satellite map, or combine together for a hybrid view. Please note that due to the complex route the redraw speed can be slowed.
Click on the boat bases for a description of the boating routes from that base. You can get driving instructions to that base from your home. There are also links to websites about the places of interest.