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Enquiries and Booking

Tel: -   01978 860702
Fax:-   01978 860702

Booking Contact

Lee Jones

Nicky Lincoln


Boat trips

We can offer 3 different boats trips

45 min Horse Drawn Boat Trip.

This trip leaves the Wharf and follows the canal westwards for about 1 mile before the horse changes ends and brings the boat back to the Wharf. The length of canal for this trip is not used by motor boats so the water is crystal clear and there are often fish to be seen. The boat passes the Royal International Pavilion passing under 2 bridges before running alongside the steam railway for a short distance.

This trip is suitable for all ages.

This trip can run at any reasonable time between 10.00am and 3.00pm. by arrangement.

2 hour Horse Drawn Boat Trip

This trip goes in the same direction as the 45min trip but continues to near the end of the canal at the Horse Shoe Falls. There is a 20 minute stop to allow the Horse Shoe Falls to be visited on foot. About a 5 minute walk. In addition to passing  the Royal International Pavilion passing under 2 bridges before running alongside the steam railway for a short distance this trip continues up the Dee valley passing under 2 more bridges and crossing a small aqueduct before arriving at the Chain Bridge Hotel close to the Horse Shoe Falls. After the break to visit the Falls the boat retraces it's steps back to the Wharf.

This trip is not suitable for very young children.

This trip can run at any reasonable time between 10.00am and 2.00pm. by arrangement

Saturn Horse drawn boat educational week.

In May 2012 we ran a schools week at Llangollen Wharf in conjunction with the Saturn trust. The Saturn trust operate a Traditional locally built Horse Drawn narrow boat built in 1906, 'Saturn' was restored back in 2005 to be used for educational purposes.

The schools visit to the Wharf included a 45 minute horse drawn boat trip in one of our modern purpose built horse drawn boats, along with an hour long session of educational activities run by the Saturn trust volunteers on board the Historic narrowboat 'Saturn'.

The 2012 schools week was a great success and we received excellent feedback from the schools involved. Due to the popularity of the 2012 week narrowboat Saturn's visit to Llangollen Wharf has become an annual event. In 2017 Saturn will be visiting again in May. For more information on this years visit or to book your school or group onto Saturn please contact Lee or Nicky on 01978 860702

For more infomation on the work that the 'Saturn trust' do please go to

2 Hour Aqueduct Trip

This trip is in a motor boat and goes in the opposite direction to the Horse Drawn Boat Trips. The trip passes through the Vale of Llangollen crossing the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct en route.  There is a full commentary on this trip and refreshments can be served on board. The trip is a one way trip so your transport will drop you off at one end and pick you up at the other end.

This trip is suitable for older children and students.

This trip runs twice a day at 12.15pm and 2.30pm.

Information and Activity Packs

Information and Activity packs are available to complement all the trips offered and to cater for different age ranges. These can be downloaded free of charge below or sent by post. They may be reproduced for educational purposes but not for commercial purposes.

Horse drawn boat trips

Thomas Telford boat trip

Information for Younger Children


Horse Drawn Trips

Group rates for Horse Drawn boat Trips apply to groups of 30 or more.

45 Min Horse Drawn Trip

29 or less Adult £7.50 Child £3.50
30 or more Adult £7.00 Child £3.50

2 Hour Horse Drawn Trip

30 or more Adult £12.00 Child £7.50

2 Hour Aqueduct Trip

Group rates appy to groups of 20 or more
19 or less Adult £14.00 Child £12.00
20 or more Adult £12.00 Child £10.00


Note that for all school parties 1 adult goes free for every 10 children or part thereof


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