Llangollen Canal Narrow Boat Holiday Hire with Chas. Hardern Boats

The Llangollen Canal

(50 miles and 26 locks each way)


A week gives you time to cruise along this lovely waterway. There is much to see and explore. Llangollen itself is a most beautiful little mountain town with interesting shops, Steam Railway, ruined Castle and beautiful walks into the mountains. On the way up the canal you cross two of the finest Aqueducts in the world – Chirk, which runs parallel to a large railway viaduct, and the magnificent Pontcysyllte, over 1000ft (300m) long and 120ft (35m) high over the rushing waters of the River Dee.

The Pontcysyllte Aquaduct is now a World Heritage Site details can be found here.


The quiet and gentle pastures of Cheshire and the rolling hills of Shropshire give way to the impressive mountain scenery that adorns the upper River Dee valley to Llangollen. If time allows, a detour may be made onto the first few restored miles of the Montgomery Canal, which will eventually carry boats to Welshpool and Newtown in mid Wales.


A selection of places to visit on the Llangollen Canal include:

  • Wrenbury Village & church (6hrs)
  • Whitchurch (10 mins walk) (10hrs)
  • Ellesmere small town & lakes (15hrs)
  • Chirk village and golf course (19hrs)
  • Whixall Moss
  • Llangollen attractions too many to list (23hrs)

Every July the International-Eisteddfod is held at Llangollen. This is a world renowned festival of music, song and
dance with competitors from more than 50 countries. It is held annually in and around Llangollen.



Affordable Canal Boat Holiday Hire on the Llangollen Canal