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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