Llanymynech Canal Wharf

The wharf is an ideal setting to experience the history, heritage and wildlife of the Montgomery Canal as well as getting on the water in the George Watson Buck narrowboat.

During the summer months, this Montgomery Canal Visitor Centre is open each Sunday afternoon (as well as Bank Holiday Mondays) and features informative exhibitions in the old stable block as well as 30 minute canal trips that take in a short section of the Montgomery Canal in two countries.

Run by volunteers, who can provide information about the local area and the canal, they also provide light refreshments which are popular with locals, visitors to the area and walkers enjoying the nearby Offa’s Dyke footpath.

Showcasing what a restored Montgomery Canal can offer, trips on the narrowboat are available from 1.30 – 4.30 pm and there’s no need to book.

Inside the visitor centre, there is a small selection of gifts to purchase and seating inside and out to enjoy the history of the Montgomery Canal.

The visitor centre is easy to find in the village of Llanymynech that lies on the border between England and Wales. There is a small car park next to the centre, but it can be busy with visitors, so you might need to park elsewhere in the village. Please be considerate to our neighbours.

Location map for the visitor centre and George Watson Buck

The Limeworks Heritage area surrounds the visitor centre and the lime industry is an important reason why the Montgomery Canal exists. Just a quick stroll from the canal and the wharf there is a very well preserved Hoffmann Kiln that was used to turn local limestone rock into the lime needed by farmers and industry.

Entry to the visitor centre is free and tickets for the boat trips are £5 for adults and £2.50 per child over three.

Hire the George Watson Buck

The George Watson Buck narrowboat is also available to hire by private groups, businesses, care homes and other charities.

With a maximum group size of 12, the boat is an ideal venue for a Birthday party, small business meeting or family gathering.

Including a trip along the canal, our prices are £45 for the 30 minute trip or £95 for half a day, which includes the trip and an opportunity for you to use the boat to meet, socialise or as a base to explore the wonderful llanymynech Heritage Area. You are welcome to bring your own catering. To find out more, please email Roy on bobbyroymansell@btinternet.com.

Thanks and diolch yn fawr.