Welsh Castles, Aqueducts And Double L's.
Trip Start Feb 01, 2005
435Trip End Dec 31, 2020
Looking at the map and deciding where we should be looking for accommdation for the night, we decided it should be a place name that starts with double L. Wales is full of them and as Avan's middle name is Lloyal (with the double L) and has Welsh ancestory this seemed fitting. So we found ourselves looking for accomodation in the town of Llangollen, not far from where we wanted to see a UNESCO sight the next day.
After a few "no vacancies" and "way out of our budget" tries we found, I think, one of the nicest bed and breakfasts we have had since Martin and Heike's in Lincoln
The morning saw us head off, after a sumptuous breakfast, to just a few kilometres up the road to see the most amazing aquaduct. High above a valley and the Dee River below, sits this massive canal. It is quite bizzare to see boats travelling across the bridge like structure. Built in the years 1795 to 1805, the top is a giant iron trough suspended above stone pillars to join canals on either side. It is the largest ever built in the UK. We walked across the footbridge and watched the narrow canal boats make their way across.
Off now to a Welsh mining town to find out about the history of coal mining.
Footnote: Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd and Pontcysylite Aqueduct and Canal are UNESCO World Heritage listed.
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