Limeworks Heritage Area – major local attraction

Hoffman lime kiln, Llanymynech
Hoffmann lime kiln

A major attraction in the Pant area is Llanymynech Limeworks Heritage Area.

This is home to one of only three Hoffmann Kilns in the country and the only one to still have its chimney. The Heritage Area is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and has other kilns and buildings related to the lime industry as well as woodland, meadows and canalside walks. It is open year round. Before the railway came to Pant, quarrying limestone was the chief occupation for villagers.

The canal was built in 1796 as the Llanymynech branch of the Ellesmere canal to exploit the limestone of Llanymynech Hill.

The Visitor Centre on the canal is open on Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter to the end of September, as well as holding Halloween and Christmas events. The Centre runs cruises on the canal on the trip boat ‘George Watson Buck’.

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