Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 2009
Size of heritage: 105 ha
- Buffer zone: 4,145 ha
Situated in north-eastern Wales, the 18 kilometre long Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal is a feat of civil engineering of the Industrial Revolution, completed in the early years of the 19th century. Covering a difficult geographical setting, the building of the canal required substantial, bold civil engineering solutions, especially as it was built without using locks. The aqueduct is a pioneering masterpiece of engineering and monumental metal architecture, conceived by the celebrated civil engineer Thomas Telford. The use of both cast and wrought iron in the aqueduct enabled the construction of arches that were light and d strong, producing an overall effect that is both monumental and elegant. The property is inscribed as a masterpiece of creative genius, and as a remarkable synthesis of expertise already acquired in Europe. It is also recognized as an innovative ensemble that inspired many projects all over the world.
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Medium airport - 15 mi (24 km) Liverpool John Lennon Airport
Large airport - 25 mi (41 km) Manchester Airport
Large airport - 37 mi (61 km) Manchester Woodford Airport
Medium airport - 41 mi (66 km) Blackpool International Airport
Medium airport - 56 mi (90 km) Birmingham International Airport
Large airport - 60 mi (98 km) Barrow Walney Island Airport
Medium airport - 81 mi (132 km) Gloucestershire Airport
Medium airport - 81 mi (130 km) Leeds Bradford Airport
Large airport - 81 mi (130 km) RAF Fairford
Large airport - 101 mi (163 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Great Ness
- Guilden Sutton
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.