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Chirk Tunnel

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Chirk Tunnel is a canal tunnel near Chirk, Wales.

It lies on the Llangollen Canal, immediately northwards of the Chirk Aqueduct. It is 459 yards (420 m) long and has a complete towpath inside. The tunnel is designed for a single standard narrowboat, so passing is not possible. Fortunately the tunnel is straight enough to be able to see if a boat is already inside the tunnel.

This tunnel was the first tunnel in Britain to have a towpath in the tunnel (along with its shorter neighbour - Whitehouse Tunnel)

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