Route name: Llangollen & Shropshire Union Canals
Duration: Two weeks
Cruise type: Return
Route description: Cruise west on the Llangollen Canal via Chirk, with its castle and 70 ft high aqueduct. Then hold your breath for the spectacular 1000 ft long Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and some beautiful scenery, as you approach Llangollen, where you can take the famous steam railway to Horseshoe Falls. Return via the Wildlife Visitor Centre at Ellesemere and the nature haven at Whixall Moss. From here it’s on to Beeston Castle, which boasts a spectacular view, and then the ancient city of Chester, famous for its Roman city walls, historic town centre and excellent zoo. And finally, don’t miss a visit to the Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port.