Things to do from Blackwater
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - Built by Thomas Telford and William Jessop and opened in 1805 it spans 1000 feet over the Dee Valley, cross over in a narrow boat and experience the feeling of being suspended in mid air.
Llangollen - World famous for the annual International Musical Eisteddfod when each July over 4,000 competitors from more than fifty countries come together in a gala of song, music and dance.
Chirk Aqueduct - 70ft high with ten huge circular arches spanning the River Ceiriog it is flanked by an equally sturdy railway viaduct and was completed in 1801 by its architects and builders Thomas Telford and William Jessop.
Chirk Castle - Owned by the National Trust this rectangular Marches fortress has spectacular views over the surrounding countryside view the award winning gardens.
Chester Zoo - With over 7000 animals to visit and to learn about a visit to Chester Zoo is an unique experience, hundreds of different types of plants reflect the natural habitats of some of the more exotic species.
Birch Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire. SY12 9DD
Directions to the marina
By Road : Blackwater Meadow Marina is situated in Ellesmere, Shropshire, approximately 16 miles North West of Shrewsbury. North and South take the M54/A5 towards Shrewsbury, and then follow A528 to Ellesmere. On arrival in Ellesmere, follow signs for town centre.
Turn left just after the garage, and enter one-way system. The Marina is sign-posted left. You are now on Birch Road and the marina is situated approximately half a mile on the left.
By Rail : From London Euston station to Shrewsbury, then change and take train to Chester, which passes through Gobowen. Leave train at Gobowen and take Taxi to Blackwater Meadow Marina (5 miles).
By Air : n/a
Local Accommodation : Please check www.hotelshopuk.com or www.laterooms.com for special rates.
Local Groceries : Co-op Mini Super Market - Ellesmere
Spar Mini Super Market - Ellesmere
Tesco Superstore - Ellesmere
Local Taxis : Dave's - Tel: 01691 622132 / 07779 339801
Lionel's - Tel: 01691 690319 / 07831 308994
Bike Hire : Artisans - Owestry 01691 870317 - Website www.artisans-lakevyrnwy.co.uk
Llangollen Bike hire - Llangollen 01978 860605 - Website www.northwalesbikehire.com
SK Cycles - Llangollen - Website http://www.skcycles.co.uk
Mere Cycle- based in Ellesmere, will deliver to the marina and collect , Tel 01691 773298/07988-842038