Who we are
Realising his ambition as an 3-year old local boy to work on the canal, Peter Jones has built Jones the Boats into a successful and thriving business.
He has run trips over the aqueduct and elsewhere on the canal for over 20 years, delivering wonder and pleasure to the thousands of people who come to see our many local attractions each year. As a result of this, he received the award for an Outstanding Contribution to Tourism at the 1st Wrexham Ambassador Awards.
In the media
Any tribute to Thomas Telford would have to include the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. It is a unique way of viewing Welsh scenery, an unusual part of the Offa's Dyke Path, an exciting feature of the Llangollen Canal, a vital link in the days of the Industrial Revolution and an even more vital link in the water supply to South Cheshire today.
So, whether your theme is History or Leisure, Engineering or Ecology, Heritage or Personalities, the Aqueduct is the star and our narrowboat Eirlys is a wonderful platform from which to showcase its majesty.
In 2009, the Aqueduct was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.
Researchers should ring Peter Jones on 01978 824 166 to discuss possibilities.
Eirlys has featured in the following programmes:
ITV Border 'Thomas Telford' with historian Ian Marchant
BBC2 (Wales) 'Border Country' with Iolo Williams and Tess Dunlop
BBC1 'Country File' with John Craven and Michaela Strachan
BBC Radio 4 'Open Country' on 22.03.08 Commercial for O2 Sky TV Adverts for VisitWales with the Ryder Cup Sept 2010.
BBC Radio 4 'Where England meets Wales' with Hardeep Singh Koli on 29.12.10
Skyworks for BBC Canal Walks with Julia Bradbury
Educational film for NHK (Japan National TV) Presentation by Peter Greenberg (CBS)
Flog It! for BBC with Paul Martin
Canals: The Making of a Nation with Liz McIvor in 2015
Channel 5 Walking Britain’s Lost Railways with Rob Bell 2018
ITV Torode on the Road with John Torode
2018 (This Morning) BBC Flog It! with Natasha Raskin Sharp 2018
Approaching from A483 you will come down a long hill at Acrefair. At the bottom, before you start to climb into Trevor, you will see a brown sign 'Canal Boat Trips'. Turn left then right, following another brown sign.
Approaching from Llangollen, you should ignore the brown signs on Station Road for Trevor Basin and continue downhill. At the bottom of the hill, there's a brown sign 'Canal Boat Trips' pointing to your right. Turn right, then right again at the next brown sign.