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Whatthe town of Llangollen lacks in size, it certainlymakes up for in enthusiasm. Once a centre for sheep farming and weaving, natureand wildlife still play a big part in this small Welsh town’s heritage.Llangollen’s solitary setting means it has retained much of itsearly magic, which is why it is now a popular spot for nature and historylovers alike.

Hereyou can make the most of the stunning view from the crumbling ruins of thenearby Llangollen Castle, head out hiking in thenearby Berwyn mountain range or just enjoy one of the town’s annual musicfestivals. Whatever you’re seeking, you’ll find the perfect retreat from big citylife by visiting the timeless village of Llangollenin Wales.

Views in LlangollenThe ruins of the nearby medieval Castell Dinas Brân,or Llangollen Castle, stand proudly on a hilloverlooking the town. Climb up from Llangollencentre and marvel at the lush panoramic patchwork of the Vale of Llangollen. Fancygoing higher? Then take a trek to the summit of the nearby Berwyn mountain rangeand find out just how far you can see.

Sport in LlangollenCurling through the centre of the town, the fastmoving River Dee not only contributes to Llangollen’spicture-perfect beauty but also makes the town a prime spot for river sports. Llangollenhosts many white-water kayaking and canoeing events, both for the UK andinternationally. If you prefer spectator sports to water sports, why not visitthe nearby Tower Fields for some cricket, football or rugby: it would be rudenot to have a few drinks while you’re there.

Take a Trip on Llangollen RailwayA trip on a real steam engine through some ofWales’ most stunning landscapes will take your breath away. Llangollen’sheritage steam railway meanders through the iconic Dee Valley, an area of unparallelednatural beauty. The railway follows the route of the River Dee all the way tothe nearby town of Corwen.

Festivals in LlangollenAs well as heritage and countryside, Llangollenboasts three annual festivals. The smallest, Dee Rocks music festival, occursevery May and raises money for local causes. Llangollenalso hosts the world-famous International Music Festival Eisteddfod and the LlangollenFringe Festival every July.

Llangollen Royal PavilionFor those who prefer their events more low key, youcould pay a visit to the Llangollen RoyalPavilion. This contemporary venue has a broad programme of events from danceclasses and antique trade fairs to food festivals and live music. You’re boundto find something that appeals. A triumph set against the backdrop of the greatWelsh countryside, it’s worth visiting just to see the building itself.

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Top hotels in Llangollen

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Hand at Llanarmon
The Hand at Llanarmon
4 out of 5
Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, Ceiriog Valley, Llangollen, Wales
The price is £130 per night

Situated in a rural location, this inn is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Pontcysyllte Aquaduct and within 9 miles (15 km) of Llangollen Bridge and Llangollen Scenic Railway. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (71 reviews)
Amazing food

"Really lovely hotel. Food amazing. Everyone was really welcoming nothing too much trouble."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

The Hand at Llanarmon
Wild Pheasant Hotel & Spa, BW Signature Collection
Wild Pheasant Hotel & Spa, BW Signature Collection
3 out of 5
Berwyn Road, Llangollen, Wales
The price is £90 per night

Situated in Llangollen, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Llangollen Bridge and Llangollen Scenic Railway. Pontcysyllte Aquaduct and Chirk Castle ...

4.1/5Very Good! (174 reviews)

"We requested a disabled room for our stay, the room was fantastic, very easy to manoeuvre my sons wheelchair. Large bathroom with roll in shower, with a stool, and the toilet had plenty of grab rails and two hand basins. Breakfast was great buffet was hot with a good choice. Room was very clean, ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

Wild Pheasant Hotel & Spa, BW Signature Collection
Riverbanc
Riverbanc
3.5 out of 5
Bridge St, Llangollen, Wales
The price is £99 per night

Situated on the riverfront, this bed & breakfast is steps away from Pontcysyllte Aquaduct, Llangollen Bridge and Llangollen Scenic Railway. Valle Crucis Abbey ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)

"The property was immaculate and design pleasurable. We were lucky to have a room with a view over the river. We had a peaceful one night stay; shame bout the breakfast in a bag as the baps were not edible, tasting uite unpleasant. Otherwise all was good."…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2020

Riverbanc

Popular places to visit in Llangollen

Pontcysyllte Aquaduct
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Pontcysyllte Aquaduct

5/5(2 reviews)

Known as the “Stream in the Sky,” the largest aqueduct in Britain offers incredible views and an unforgettable day out.

Llangollen Bridge
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Llangollen Bridge

4.5/5(6 reviews)

Learn about the local history of Llangollen when you take a trip to Llangollen Bridge. While in this walkable area, you can savour the lively bars.

Plas Newydd
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Plas Newydd

5/5(2 reviews)

You can find out about the history of Llangollen when you stop by Plas Newydd. While in this walkable area, find time to visit its spas.

Llangollen Scenic Railway
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Llangollen Scenic Railway

5/5(4 reviews)

Enjoy an outing to Llangollen Scenic Railway during your stay in Llangollen. While in this walkable area, you can savour the lively bars.

Castell Dinas Brân
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Castell Dinas Brân

Learn about the local history of Llangollen with a stop at Castell Dinas Brân. Visit the spas and top-notch restaurants in this walkable area.

Valle Crucis Abbey
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Valle Crucis Abbey

You can learn about the history of Llangollen with a stop at Valle Crucis Abbey. Visit the spas and lively bars in this walkable area.

Top things to do in Llangollen

Chester Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Chester Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

£13
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Half-Hour Sightseeing Cruise on the River Dee, Chester
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Half-Hour Sightseeing Cruise on the River Dee, Chester

£7
Per adult
Snowdonia Tour
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Snowdonia Tour

£175
Per adult
CHESTER: North Wales Adventure - Sightseeing Day Trip Tour
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CHESTER: North Wales Adventure - Sightseeing Day Trip Tour

£47
Per adult
CHESTER: Lake District Adventure - Sightseeing Day Trip Tour
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CHESTER: Lake District Adventure - Sightseeing Day Trip Tour

£47
Per adult
Fascinating Walking Tours Of Roman Chester With An Authentic Roman Soldier
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Fascinating Walking Tours Of Roman Chester With An Authentic Roman Soldier

£9
Per adult

Reviews of Llangollen

4.4

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

21 Feb 2020

Great independent shops, lovely eatieries and friendly people. A beautiful town which is well worth a visit.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

19 Jan 2020

Llangollen is a beautiful town which we will visit again but not staying at the Bryn howel I'm afraid

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

6 Jan 2020

Liked it all

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

30 Oct 2019

Beautiful place, lots of places to eat and drink, whether it's coffee and cake or a nice meal and drinks. Would recommend Fouzis, the Corn Mill, Three Eagles and The Royal.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

20 Oct 2019

Highly recommend the barge trip

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

5 Sep 2019

Loved llangollen. Just not Bryn Howell.

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