A STUNNING North Wales World Heritage Site is set to reopen next month following maintenance work.

The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct has been temporarily closed since January 2 to carry out 'essential maintenance work.'

Closed to boats and pedestrians, the world famous attraction is being dewatered for a periodic inspection.

Resident Keith Sinclair was pleased to share videos showcasing the progress being made.

In a different update shared to social media by the Trevor Visitor Centre, it has also been confirmed the work is expected to be finished by mid-March as predicted.


A Trevor Visitor Centre spokesperson said: "The aqueduct is being emptied with the water pumped downstream and remaining in the canal. 

"Emptying it into the River Dee requires additional consent from Natural Resources Wales.

"Once drained the Trust will be carrying out a careful inspection of the almost 220-year-old masterpiece – part of our work to give it a health check. 

"We plan to have the aqueduct refilled and reopen by mid-March."

Residents and visitors are keen to hear frequent updates on the progress being made, which is being conducted during the quieter winter months to cause minimal disruption.

The aqueduct is expected to reopen to the public on March 16 with all updates to be shared on the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Canal World Heritage Site website.