Sunday, 14 October 2018

Pontcysllte Aqueduct, Wales

21ST AUGUST 2018 BANGOR, WALES TO ECCLEFECHAN, SCOTLAND via Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Wales by Kevin Reynolds

When we woke up the clouds were clearing and it was sunny so I took some more pics of the views and Bangor pier.

We drove south east to the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct which is a navigable aqueduct that carries the Llangollen Canal across the River Dee in north east WalesThe 18-arched stone and cast iron structure, which took ten years to design and build, was completed in 1805 and was designed by Thomas Telford and William Jessop. It is now the oldest and longest navigable aqueduct in Great Britain and the highest in the world. We watched people motor their narrow boats across the aqueduct and my husband took some great photos from the river.



We saw the Cefn Mawr viaduct whilst crossing the aqueduct.

We then drove north through England to Scotland and stopped at Gretna Green.

We stayed at a small hotel in Ecclefechan, Scotland which is the birthplace of Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881) - who was a Scottish philosophersatirical writer, essayisttranslatorhistorianmathematician, and teacher.

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