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Pontcysyllte aqueduct named World Heritage Site

Pontcysyllte aqueduct in Llangollen has been added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites.

The 200 year old structure, built by Thomas Telford and William Jessop between 1795 and 1805 is the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain.

The aqueduct is one of the region's biggest tourist attractions bringing in 250,000 visitors a year by boat.

This brings the number of World Heritage sites in wales to three. The other two are Blaenavon Industrial Landscape and the Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd.

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This news story was published on: 28/06/2009

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