• David Lee

Open-Top Sightseeing Tours in Llangollen

Updated: May 5, 2020

Everyone knows they can hire our buses for family and corporate events, but did you know you can also ride on our open-top bus on scheduled sightseeing tours from Llangollen?

Routemaster4Hire started operating two tours from Parade Street in Llangollen in Easter 2019, these tours run every Sunday between April and September and extend to 5 days-a-week in August. There is no need to book you can turn up on the day and hop on.

Llangollen Sightseeing open top bus tour
Our open-top bus climbing The Horseshoe Pass

Experience amazing panoramic views from the top deck of a vintage open top London Routemaster double-decker bus as we drive from Parade Street in Llangollen to two of the regions most stunning attractions - The Pondorosa Cafe at the summit of the Horseshoe Pass and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tour 1 - The Horseshoe Pass

See the spectacular views across the Llantysilio Mountain range and Marilyn Cyrn-y-Brain as we climb 1,368ft in a horseshoe shape around three sides of the valley.  At the summit we stop at the Ponderosa cafe for 30 minutes before the journey back down to Llangollen.

Tour 2 - The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

After a scenic drive from Llangollen we stop at one of the most remarkable achievements of the industrial revolution - The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct that carries the Llangollen Canal 126ft over the River Dee. Built by Thomas Telford and opened in 1805 you can walk across Pontcysyllte, if you dare! The 18-arched stone and cast iron structure is the longest aqueduct in Great Britain and the highest canal aqueduct in the world.

The cost of each tour is £8:00 for adults, £5:00 for children, with concessions of £5:00 for the over 60s, children under 4 trave free.

Llangollen Sightseeing Horseshoe Pass Tour
See stunning views from the upper deck!

Joe Bickerton, Destination Manager at Wrexham County Borough Council said, "It's great to see another new tourism business set-up to enhance the visitor offer within the World Heritage Site.  The routemaster bus is an iconic British vehicle, and will no doubt be a popular attraction for our visitors from around the globe this year when they visit the site.  We're now celebrating the 10th year of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Canal World Heritage site and more than ever, connectivity is vital part of the overall visitor experience so that the various engineering marvels are showcased - plus the new sightseeing routes will help generate additional business for traders across the area." 

London may have said goodbye to the Routemaster bus with the demise of heritage route 15, but this iconic London bus is once again seen on the streets of Llangollen in North Wales in the form of open-top RM1783 from Routemaster4Hire.

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