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Stoppages on the Llangollen Canal

A map of the Llangollen Canal

The map displays a range of services available on the Llangollen Canal. Simply click the box next to any service being displayed in the Map Key on the left of your screen.


to see the complete range of services available on the canal.

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A brief history of the Llangollen Canal

Canal Details
Canal length : 46.1 miles
Locks : 21
Boat Length : 70ft
Height : 7ft ins
Width : 7ft ins
Draught : 3ft 11ins

The original plan for the Ellesmere Canal was to link the River Mersey with the River Severn.The canal would start at Ellsmere Port (originally Netherpool) and end in Shrewsbury. The route would use part of the existing Chester Canal and the River Dee at Chester.

The project was started in 1795 but was never completed. However, several major elements of the project were completed including the famous aqueducts at Pontcysyllte and Chirk as well as the Chirk Tunnel.

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