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PONTYCYSYLLTE AQUEDUCT & CANAL SYSTEM

PONTYCYSYLLTE AQUEDUCT & CANAL SYSTEM

This World Heritage Site consists of a group of civil engineering projects from the Heroic phase of transport improvements during the Industrial Revolution in the18th century. These projects include two aqueducts, a tunnel and numerous cuttings, running from Llangollen to Chirk and designed and built by Thomas Telford. The views from the Pontycysyllte Aqueduct down the Dee valley are magnificent, if you have a head for heights and can venture across the aqueduct which stands 126ft (38m) above the river Dee.. The canal system provides excellent walking and cycling through the beautiful Vale of Llangollen and beyond to the Ceriog Valley at Chirk. The visitor centre is at LL14 3SG.

LIVERPOOL'S HISTORIC WATER FRONT

LIVERPOOL'S HISTORIC WATER FRONT

The Liverpool water front from Albert Dock to St, George's Quarter, taking in the Pier Head, Stanley Dock, the historic commercial district, and the Ropewalks make up this World Heritage Site. The area features more grade 1 listed buildings of importance than anywhere else in the UK. While your here take the ferry across the Mersey, visit The Beatles Story or Tate Liverpool.

IRON BRIDGE GORGE

IRON BRIDGE GORGE

In the 18th century this area was the most technologically advanced area of the world. The built & natural environment, with its museums, world famous iron bridge of 1779 (Pictured) reminds us of the area's contribution to the development of industrial society. A visit to the Blists Hill Victorian Town should be on the, 'to do list.' There is much to see and do here, you might want to come back.

THE CASTLES OF HARLECH, BEAUMARIS & CONWY

THE CASTLES OF HARLECH, BEAUMARIS & CONWY

These three castles and associated town walls built by Edward 1 in the 13th century make up this World Heritage Site. It's just possible to see all three in a day, travelling from here, but an early start is needed and expect to be late back. All of the castles are spectacular and very well preserved for their age. The round trip is 200 miles, not exactly local but a good drive out for the day in spectacular scenery. Conwy Castle (Pictured) is 60 miles from The Manor and takes about 1.5 hrs, it's another 25 miles to Beaumaris Castle and a further 45 miles to Harlech castle, returning from Harlech to The manor is 70 miles.

 
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