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Narrow Boat Hire from Blackwater

Marina Address:

Birch Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire. SY12 9DD

Marina Directions:

Road: Blackwater Meadow Marina is situated in Ellesmere, Shropshire, approximately 16 miles North West of Shrewsbury. North and South take the M54/A5 towards Shrewsbury, and then follow A528 to Ellesmere. On arrival in Ellesmere, follow signs for town centre.

Turn left just after the garage, and enter one-way system. The Marina is sign-posted left. You are now on Birch Road and the marina is situated approximately half a mile on the left.

Rail: From London Euston station to Shrewsbury, then change and take train to Chester, which passes through Gobowen. Leave train at Gobowen and take Taxi to Blackwater Meadow Marina (5 miles).

Air: n/a

Things to do

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - Built by Thomas Telford and William Jessop and opened in 1805 it spans 1000 feet over the Dee Valley, cross over in a narrow boat and experience the feeling of being suspended in mid air.

Llangollen - World famous for the annual International Musical Eisteddfod when each July over 4,000 competitors from more than fifty countries come together in a gala of song, music and dance.

Chirk Aqueduct - 70ft high with ten huge circular arches spanning the River Ceiriog it is flanked by an equally sturdy railway viaduct and was completed in 1801 by its architects and builders Thomas Telford and William Jessop.

Chirk Castle - Owned by the National Trust this rectangular Marches fortress has spectacular views over the surrounding countryside view the award winning gardens.