THOUSANDS were able to enjoy activities at a heritage site as part of a global celebration.

An event was held at Trevor Basin Visitors Centre on Saturday to celebrate the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Llangollen Canal World Heritage Site’s world heritage status.

Lynda Slater, destination supervisor for the Canal and River Trust, said the event, held as part of World Heritage Day, was a huge success.

She said: “It went very well and the sun definitely helped.

“We had canoe hire on the site, which we don’t normally have, so people could try taking a canoe on the canal. We had charity stalls and a stall from the Scouts, wood carving, felt making, bird box building - it was a really good charity and community event and a great celebration.

“We had about 3,000 people on site on the day which we think was a combination of those coming to the event and people just visiting. I think the weather definitely helped with that.

“A lot of people found out about the world heritage site and it encouraged people to see how important it is.”

Visitors to the event were also able to take part in free guided walks on the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and in the surrounding area.

There will be more activities coming up at the site, including the monthly stories and songs with Ruth Moore-Williams.

To find out more about activities, visit the Trevor Basin Facebook page or