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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