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The pontcysyllte aqueduct and canal

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  • 1. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal.If you are going to visit Wales, one of the most attractive parts of the UK, you could notmiss an opportunity to see an impressive constructionnamed The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.Hundreds of tourists regularly come to Wales in orderto appreciate the structure, built more than 200 yearsago, that amaze by its beauty and grandiosity up tothe present.The Pontcysyllte is the longest and highest cast-ironaqueduct in the world: it is 305 metres long and 38metres high. In June 2009 it became a World Heritage site, putting it on an equal footingwith the Great Barrier Reef or Statue of Liberty.Everyone should experience a trip over awe-inspiring Pontcysyllte Aqueduct by boat or onfoot. For those crossing in a narrowboat, the effect is that of being suspended in mid-air.The iron trough sits about a foot above the water level and is unprotected on one side - so onone side of the boat there is nothing but38 metres of air to the valley floorbelow.

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