Surrounded by uninterrupted ﬁelds and framed by mighty oak trees, Whixall Marina is situated on the Prees Branch of the Llangollen Canal, and a gateway to some of the ﬁnest canal cruises, including access to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, one of the most amazing feats of waterway engineering, perched 126 feet high above the Dee Valley. Just a couple of hours’ gentle cruise away is the market town of Ellesmere, Shropshire’s ‘Lake District’ with its series of impressive meres, created by the retreating ice age some 10,000 years ago, and historic Whitchurch is also close by.
Next to us is Whixall Moss, part of the world-renowned Fenn's, Whixall and Bettisﬁeld Mosses National Nature Reserve and the habitat of a number of rare species.
For boaters and landlubbers looking for a peaceful spot for a bite to eat, our café is the perfect place to enjoy a snack, a meal or a coffee and a cake. We’ve also added an outdoor terrace and our picturesque village green, located next to the café, offers a grandstand seat to sip a tea or coffee and take in the tranquil pace of the marina and its beautiful wildlife.
Our future plans for the marina include shepherd’s hut holiday accommodation for the ultimate countryside getaway.