Windborne Gateway Long Stay Free Parking
Windborne Gateway Parking offers large capacity central parking for the whole area of the Cefn. From this car park the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is 500mts in one direction while the Heritage Village of Cefn Mawr is only 500mts in the other direction. Parking is free making it a great place for Motor Homes and Caravans on tour for a one or two day stopover.
For an evening meal & pint or two there are a host of 150year old historic pubs, The Mill Inn only 60mts from the parking lot, The Queens Hotel only 100mts, The Holly Bush Inn Cefn Mawr’s oldest pub and Tourist Information Centre at the heart of Cefn Mawr 600mts. Then there is the Back Lion, the New Bridge Arms, The Jolly Masons, The Duke of Wellington, The Telford, The Odd Fellows, The Eagles, The Hampden, The Australian and the Aqueduct.
Signage on the A539 for the Long Stay Parking at the Windborne Gateway to the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, The Cefn & Cefn Mawr, The Cefn Viaduct and Ty Mawr Country Park.
Please note that although walking access is not direct to the aqueduct from this car park the PKC Group are campaigning for this to be opened up to give direct access. If you would like to help simply click on this image and Like our Facebook page.
Holly Bush Inn Tourist Information
The Holly Bush Inn & Tourist Information at the heart of the Heritage Village of Cefn Mawr. This is quite an appropriate building for such as the oldest part of the building is built from the stone spoil left over from the construction of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. This being the section you are looking at in the above image built in the Telford Style of the time. The second oldest part of the Holly Bush Inn is built from the stone rubble left over from the construction of the mighty Cefn Viaduct which still carries the main Chester to Shrewsbury railway line today.
The Tourist Information Service that we provide is of a local nature specifically for our area and all the local attractions at the centre of the Pontcysyllte World Heritage Site in the Cefn & Cefn Mawr. This provided by our local friendly staff who have lived in the area all their lives that know it well.
So if you would like to know more and maybe have a beer or two please call round to the Holly Bush Inn, we will be pleased to see you and are open seven days a week from 1100 to 2300.
Free Parking in Cefn Mawr
Cefn Mawr Heritage Village has narrow streets that were built before the age of the motor car but we do have some parking areas around the village centre as can be seen above. This map of Free Parking in Cefn Mawr can be down loaded from our website and we look forward to seeing you in our community. The two main streets for where most of the shops are found are Crane Street and Well Street both of which were originally engineered as early horse drawn railway lines. You will notice when you visit our village the gradual constant gradients of these streets that lead to the Aqueduct. Both where used to haul the stone used in construction of both the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and the mighty Cefn Viaduct.
Cefn Mawr Heritage Village
Please note the Holly Bush Inn underwent full restoration in 2013, 14 & 15.
Cefn Mawr Heritage Trail
Cefn Mawr Museum
Clwyd Family History Society
Plas Madoc Leisure Centre
Ty Mawr Country Park and Cefn Viaduct
The Historic Land Mark Pubs of the Cefn & Cefn Mawr
Trevor Basin Visitor Centre
Offa's Dyke Long Distance Footpath
Cefn Mawr & Jessop's Tramway
Cefn Mawr & Dee Valley AONB
Cefn Mawr & Aqueduct
Tesco at Cefn Mawr
Cefn Mawr Post Office
Cefn Mawr Library
This printable guide shows all the main attractions around Cefn Mawr at the center of the Pontcysyllte World Heritage Site. It is an interactive document which will link into all the relevant websites for our area. Come along and enjoy a couple of days exploring the Cefn & Cefn Mawr and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and stay on the log stay Free Parking at the Windbore Gate.
Cefn Mawr Pontcysyllte Visitor Guide.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [4.8 MB]
This printable map shows all the main attractions at the Cefn & Cefn Mawr in the center of the Pontcysyllte World Heritage Site with the central long stay Free Parking area of Windborne Gate.
Cefn Mawr Pontcysyllte WBG Map.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.8 MB]