Blackwater Meadow Marina

Birch Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire. SY12 9DD
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Cruise in the spectacular countryside of the Dee Valley, marvel at two aqueducts the Chirk and the magnificent Pontcysyllte. Visit Llangollen home to the world famous Eisteddfod.

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.

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Directions to Blackwater Meadow Marina

Address : Birch Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire. SY12 9DD

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 : Birmingham International airport is only about 1.5 hours by train to Gobowen, get taxi 8 miles to marina from there, by car is also 1.5 hours direct to marina from airport. Manchester and Liverpool airports are about 2 hours by train to Gobowen. Taxi to marina. Or 1 hour by car to marina from airports

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Canal Boating Routes from Blackwater Meadow Marina
Route Name Route Type Days Cruising Hours Locks
 
Aqueducts and Llangollen and return from Blackwater Few Locks 4.00 16.00 4
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and return from Blackwater Few Locks 4.00 12.50 4
Whitchurch and return from Blackwater Marina Rural 4.00 10.00 0
Pontcysyllte Whitchurch from Blackwater Few Locks 5.00 27.00 4
Whixall Moss and the Meres from Blackwater Meadow marina Rural 5.00 25.50 26
Chester and return from Blackwater Kids 8.00 42.00 50
Nantwich and return from Blackwater Weeks Holiday 8.00 31.00 38
Middlewich and return from Blackwater Rural 8.00 40.50 46
Llangollen canal from Blackwater Rural 8.00 46.00 42
Aqueducts and Whitchurch from Blackwater Few Locks 8.00 27.00 4
Cheshire ring from Blackwater Ring 15.00 93.00 138
Four Counties ring from Blackwater Rural 15.00 90.00 132
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Canal Boats operating from Blackwater Meadow Marina
Alpine Swift Canal Boat
Class : Swift
(Sleeps a maximum of 4 People).

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Chattering Lory Canal Boat
Class : CBC4
(Sleeps a maximum of 4 People).

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Clark's Grebe Canal Boat
Class : Grebe
(Sleeps a maximum of 4 People).

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Cuban Amazon Canal Boat
Class : CBC4
(Sleeps a maximum of 4 People).

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Happy Wren Canal Boat
Class : Wren
(Sleeps a maximum of 4 People).

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Sawley Queen Canal Boat
Class : CLC4
(Sleeps a maximum of 4 People).

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Adelaide Rosella Canal Boat
Class : CBC6
(Sleeps a maximum of 6 People).

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Archers Lark Canal Boat
Class : Lark
(Sleeps a maximum of 6 People).

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Christina Canal Boat
Class : CLC6
(Sleeps a maximum of 6 People).

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Crested Lark Canal Boat
Class : Lark
(Sleeps a maximum of 6 People).

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Crimson Rosella Canal Boat
Class : CBC6
(Sleeps a maximum of 6 People).

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Hyacinth Macaw Canal Boat
Class : CBC6
(Sleeps a maximum of 6 People).

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Josephines Lory Canal Boat
Class : CBC6
(Sleeps a maximum of 6 People).

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Singing Parrot Canal Boat
Class : CBC6
(Sleeps a maximum of 6 People).

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Tawny Eagle Canal Boat
Class : Eagle
(Sleeps a maximum of 7 People).

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Dartford Warbler Canal Boat
Class : Warbler
(Sleeps a maximum of 8 People).

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Tyr Canal Boat
Class : Wye
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Scops Owl Canal Boat
Class : Owl
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Accommodation : Please check www.hotelshopuk.com or www.laterooms.com for special rates.

Taxis : Dave's - Tel: 01691 622132 / 07779 339801
Lionel's - Tel: 01691 690319 / 07831 308994 Car Hire https://www.rhinocarhire.com/

Groceries : Co-op Mini Super Market - Ellesmere
Spar Mini Super Market - Ellesmere
Tesco Superstore - Ellesmere

Bike Hire : Artisans - Owestry 01691 870317 - Website http://www.artisans-lakevyrnwy.co.uk

Llangollen Bike hire - Llangollen 01978 860605 - Website http://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