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Llangollen
Travel Guide

Pontcysyllte Aquaduct which includes a bridge, a river or creek and forest scenes

What the town of Llangollen lacks in size, it certainly makes up for in enthusiasm. Once a centre for sheep farming and weaving, nature and wildlife still play a big part in this small Welsh town’s heritage.Llangollen’s solitary setting means it has retained much of its early magic, which is why it is now a popular spot for nature and history lovers alike.

Here you can make the most of the stunning view from the crumbling ruins of the nearby Llangollen Castle, head out hiking in the nearby Berwyn mountain range or just enjoy one of the town’s annual music festivals. Whatever you’re seeking, you’ll find the perfect retreat from big city life 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 hill overlooking the town. Climb up from Llangollencentre and marvel at the lush panoramic patchwork of the Vale of Llangollen. Fancy going higher? Then take a trek to the summit of the nearby Berwyn mountain range and find out just how far you can see.

Sport in LlangollenCurling through the centre of the town, the fast moving River Dee not only contributes to Llangollen’s picture-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 and internationally. If you prefer spectator sports to water sports, why not visit the nearby Tower Fields for some cricket, football or rugby: it would be rude not to have a few drinks while you’re there.

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

Festivals in LlangollenAs well as heritage and countryside, Llangollenboasts three annual festivals. The smallest, Dee Rocks music festival, occurs every 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, you could pay a visit to the Llangollen Royal Pavilion. This contemporary venue has a broad programme of events from dance classes and antique trade fairs to food festivals and live music. You’re bound to find something that appeals. A triumph set against the backdrop of the great Welsh countryside, it’s worth visiting just to see the building itself.

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Wild Pheasant Hotel & Spa, BW Signature Collection
Wild Pheasant Hotel & Spa, BW Signature Collection
3 out of 5
Berwyn Road, Llangollen, Wales
Free cancellation
The price is £90 per night from 4 Jul to 4 Jul
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! (183 reviews)
"We really enjoyed our stay here. Parking was plentiful in the free on-site car park. We had a big comfortable room and appreciated a free upgrade. The bathroom was clean and well equipped. We made use of the spa which was enjoyable. Recommended."

Reviewed on 3 Dec 2020

Wild Pheasant Hotel & Spa, BW Signature Collection
The Four Poster
The Four Poster
3 out of 5
1 Mill Street, Llangollen, Wales
Situated in Llangollen, this property is steps away from Pontcysyllte Aquaduct, Llangollen Bridge and Llangollen Canal Trail. Llangollen Scenic Railway and Valle ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (97 reviews)
"Great location, lovely welcome and fabulous room"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

The Four Poster
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 from 21 Jun to 21 Jun
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. ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (74 reviews)
"A lovely small hotel with excellent service and food. Very clean and quite room with fantastic views over the hills. Will definitely stay here again."

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2020

The Hand at Llanarmon
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Cornerstones, 16th Century Luxury Self Catering House overlooking the River Dee
Cornerstones, 16th Century Luxury Self Catering House overlooking the River Dee
5 out of 5
19 Bridge Street, Llangollen, Wales
The price is £345 per night from 2 Jul to 2 Jul
Situated on the riverfront, this luxury holiday home is steps away from Pontcysyllte Aquaduct and Llangollen Bridge. Llangollen Scenic Railway and Chirk Castle ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (24 reviews)
Luxury stay
"Lovely accommodation, friendly helpful staff. Lots of little extras for a touch of luxury."

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2019

Cornerstones, 16th Century Luxury Self Catering House overlooking the River Dee
One Bedroom Delightful 17th Century Stone Country Cottage
One Bedroom Delightful 17th Century Stone Country Cottage
Aberteirw Terrace Pandy, Llangollen, WLS
Situated in Llangollen, this romantic holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Pontcysyllte Aquaduct and within 6 miles (10 km) of Llangollen Bridge and Llangollen ...
One Bedroom Delightful 17th Century Stone Country Cottage
Llangollen Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Sleeping 2
Llangollen Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Sleeping 2
Willow Street, Llangollen, WLS
Situated in a rural location, this cottage is within 2 miles (3 km) of Llangollen Bridge, Llangollen Scenic Railway and Llangollen Canal Trail. Horseshoe Falls ...
Llangollen Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Sleeping 2
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