Wrenbury - The clock is turned back a few hundred year when you visit this pretty village in the heart of Cheshire. It boasts a village green and beautiful rose-covered cottages with flower filled gardens dating back to the 17th century. There are two pubs and a village stores. On this stretch of the Shropshire canal you will find a series of single-span timber bridges that are lowered and raised by counter-balancing beam weights.
Whitchurch - A bustling market town situated close to the Llangollen Canal and nearby to the superb flight of staircase locks at Grindley Brook. Visit Whitchurch Heritage Centre and spend time with J.B.Joyce, the oldest clock makers in the world. You can unearth Roman treasure and meet a musical knight - Sir Edward German, composer of 'Merrie England'
Ellesmere - Takes its name from the spectacular series of glacial meres and is why the area is locally known as the 'North Shropshire Lake District'. A perfect place for rest and relaxation or for the more active there is plenty of boating, walking or fishing. The Heron have always visited Ellesmere and you can view these majestic birds from the comfort of the indoor viewing centre. From here begin your exciting journey on the Llangollen Canal to some of the most breathtaking feats of engineering on the canal system including Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte aqueduct and the Chirk tunnel and Chirk aqueduct.
Llangollen - Seeped in myth and legend the town is best known for hosting the International Musical Eisteddfod every July which brings in some 120,000 visitors and turns the town into a vibrant international stage. The town is a haven for shoppers looking for interesting and unusual gifts. Take a picnic up to the amazing horseshoes falls which is a pleasant stroll away these artificial falls are build on the River Dee. Take a ride on the Llangollen steam railway and view some of the country's most breathtaking scenery.
Pontycysyllte Aqueduct - Everyone should experience a trip over the Pontcysyllte aqueduct and marvel at this magnificent feat of engineering which is spans a 1000 feet and is 125 foot high. With the River Dee thundering beneath you and the Dee Valley stretching for miles it is no wonder that in June 2009 it became a World Heritage Site.
Directions to the marina by road
Leave the M6 motorway at junction 16 and follow signs to Crewe/Nantwich. At the first roundabout, go straight ahead, signposted Nantwich/Chester. Carry straight on through 3 more roundabouts.
After the third roundabout, you will come to some traffic lights. Turn left A525 and go straight through the next set off lights. Turn right at the next set signed Whitchurch A525. Take the second turning on your left signed Whitchurch.
Go past a lake on you right, and after about three miles you will enter the small village of Aston. Turn right to Wrenbury. Follow signs for two miles, and you will come to the end of the road facing you is a school.
Turn left, and keep going 3/4 mile you will come to a lift bridge. Go over the bridge, and the Marina is on the right.
Directions to the marina by rail
Directions to the marina by air
from the London Airports, make your way either by the London Underground airport shuttle bus, or taxi to Euston Main Line rail terminal, in central London. Board the Inter-City Express to Crewe (trains depart frequently for the North West, journey time is approximately 2 hours), then travel by taxi to Wrenbury.
From Manchester International Airport, take the airport bus to Manchester Piccadilly station, which leaves every half an hour. At the station board a train for Crewe. At Crewe, take a taxi from outside the station to Wrenbury marina. Please contact taxi company for an estimate. For information about train timetables and ticket costs, for all mainline rail transport please go to www.thetrainline.com.
NB: There is a station in Wrenbury Village, but it is over 1 mile from Wrenbury Mill. There are no waiting taxis and no telephone box, from which to order one.
Wrenbury, near Nantwich, Cheshire. CW5 8HG
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