Historic Canals

 

Yew Tree House bed and breakfast is 300 yards from the Llangollen Canal, the Shropshire Union Canal and the Montgomery Canal at Frankton Junction near Welsh Frankton.

 

Yew Tree House self-contained B&B is the ideal location for canal enthusiasts. Set back from Frankton Locks, it is a few minutes walk from the Llangollen canal (Bridge 1), the Shropshire Union canal (Bridge 69) and Montgomery canal (Bridge 71).

 

Situated in the tranquil setting of Lower Frankton, it is perfectly placed to explore some of the most fascinating canals in the country, with stunning walks through the unspoilt countryside of North Shropshire. Better still, why not hire a narrowboat for the day. Day boat hire is available from Maestermyn Marina a few minutes drive from Yew Tree House B&B.

 

 

The Montgomery Canal  

The Montgomery Canal, is almost entirely rural. The only town of any size along its entire length is the market town of Welshpool. Consequently, it offers beautiful tranquil walks and is a haven for wildlife with many Sites of Special Scientific Interest along the way.

 

 

The Llangollen Canal 

The Llangollen Canal has both scenic beauty and breathtaking engineering in equal part. The magnificent Pontcysyllte Aqueduct across the River Dee is worth the journey alone. Even if you have no interest in canals, you could not fail to be impressed by the scale, grace and beauty of this amazing piece of engineering. It is simply a must-see.

 

 

The Shropshire Union Canal 

The Shropshire Union Canal is an astonishing feat of engineering. In North Shropshire, the greatest difficulty was getting the canal across Whixall Moss. To do this the water level of the Moss was lowered by 5 to 6 feet and the canal built across on a floating bed.

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