News Images of visitor centre and general views of Pontcysyllte

Spring is definitely on the way as the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct World Heritage Site Visitor Centre at Trevor Basin sets to reopen its doors to visitors this weekend having been closed for the winter months.

It will be open daily from Saturday 23 March , including bank holidays, until 3rd November 2013 from10am until 4pm.

The Visitor Centre, is a joint venture between Wrexham County Borough Council, the Green Badge Guides and Canal and River Trust (formerly British Waterways).

The Centre will provide a useful service to the many thousands of people who are expected to visit Pontcysyllte Aqueduct this year, with staff on hand to give information on the surrounding area, as well as the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Canal World Heritage Site and surroundings areas within the Dee Valley.

People who visited the Centre last year enquired about all manner of things including accommodation, bus and train services, boat hire and other places of interest in the locality. They also asked some quite detailed questions about the building of the aqueduct, the canal system and other parts of the World Heritage Site. Many recorded enthusiastic and congratulatory comments on the Aqueduct in the Visitors’ Book, which shows them to have come from all over the world.

This year the Centre will be offering a new service to visitors as the Green Badge Guides will be organising guided walks. They have a wealth of knowledge of all aspects of the World Heritage Site so locals, as well as visitors to the area, will find their walks of interest.

Local people who have some time to spare and who have a fondness for our wonderful World Heritage Site may be interested to hear that we are looking for volunteers to be based at the Visitor Centre where they would provide information to visitors. For further information visit www.canalrivertrust.org.uk or pop into the Visitor Centre and speak to the staff on duty.