Visit the Llangollen Eisteddfod by Canal Boat

See Pontcysyllte Aqueduct Illuminated

To celebrate the launch of the new charity to run the waterways in England and Wales – The Canal & River Trust (Glandwr Cymru) – Wrexham County Borough Council is hosting a light and music spectacular at the World Heritage Status Pontcysyllte Aqueduct on Thursday 12 July 2012.

The World famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct will be illuminated from 9pm till 11pm and a free community concert with will take place from 7pm to 10.30pm on the football pitch below Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

Drifters canal boat hire base at Trevor Basin is right next to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, nicknamed the ‘Stream in the Sky’, which carries the Llangollen Canal 126ft high above the River Dee.  From here narrowboat holiday-makers can travel along the beautiful Llangollen Canal to Ellesmere, Llangollen or Whitchurch and back on a short break.  Or to Wrenbury and Barbridge on a week’s canal boat holiday.

Trevor Basin is just a ten minute walk from the ‘Underneath the Arches’ event and offers free parking.

For more information about the ‘Underneath the Arches’ event call 01978 292537 or visit

For more information about the Canal & River Trust visit