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Blackwater Meadow Marina from Shropshire

Cruise in the spectacular countryside of the Dee Valley, marvel at two aqueducts the Chirk and the magnificent Pontcysyllte. Visit Llangollen home to the world famous Eisteddfod.

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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.

Marina Address :

Birch Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire. SY12 9DD


Directions via 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.

Directions via 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).

Directions via Air: n/a


Boats operating from Blackwater Meadow Marina

Eagle

Boat Name : Tawny Eagle
Boat Class : Eagle
Sleeps a maximum of 7 People

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Owl

Boat Name : Scops Owl
Boat Class : Owl
Sleeps a maximum of 10 People

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Wye

Boat Name : Tyr
Boat Class : Wye
Sleeps a maximum of 8 People

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Grebe

Boat Name : Clarks Grebe
Boat Class : Grebe
Sleeps a maximum of 4 People

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Lark

Boat Name : Archers Lark
Boat Class : Lark
Sleeps a maximum of 6 People

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Lark

Boat Name : Crested Lark
Boat Class : Lark
Sleeps a maximum of 6 People

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Warbler

Boat Name : Dartford Warbler
Boat Class : Warbler
Sleeps a maximum of 8 People

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Wren

Boat Name : Happy Wren
Boat Class : Wren
Sleeps a maximum of 4 People

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Swift

Boat Name : Alpine Swift
Boat Class : Swift
Sleeps a maximum of 4 People

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CBC4

Boat Name : Cuban Amazon
Boat Class : CBC4
Sleeps a maximum of 4 People

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CBC6

Boat Name : Crimson Rosella
Boat Class : CBC6
Sleeps a maximum of 6 People

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CBC6

Boat Name : Adelaide Rosella
Boat Class : CBC6
Sleeps a maximum of 6 People

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CBC6

Boat Name : Hyacinth Macaw
Boat Class : CBC6
Sleeps a maximum of 6 People

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CBC6

Boat Name : Josephines Lory
Boat Class : CBC6
Sleeps a maximum of 6 People

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CBC6

Boat Name : Singing Parrot
Boat Class : CBC6
Sleeps a maximum of 6 People

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CBC4

Boat Name : Chattering Lory
Boat Class : CBC4
Sleeps a maximum of 4 People

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