Mini guide to Llangollen
Located in northeast Wales in the Vale of Llangollen, the ancient market town
of Llangollen is one of the most popular tourist destinations in North Wales.
Dominated by the Dinas Bran Castle overlooking the town, Llangollen is also a
centre for outdoor activities and boasts the annual Llangollen International Musical
Major historic landmarks in Llangollen include the original Dinas Bran Castle
(Castell Dinas Bran); Gothic house (Plas Newydd), the former residence of the
famed 'Ladies of Llangollen'; and Llangollen Railway, with its aqueduct. The
old town bridge and Llangollen wharf are also tourist hotpots, while the International
Musical Eisteddfod sees folk performers from all over the world gather together
to put on spectacular performances for onlookers.
Llangollen is the ideal stop-off destination for the adventurous, with activities
such as white-water rafting, canoeing, kayaking, walking, hiking and rock climbing
as well as golf all available. There is also no shortage of shops, quality accommodation,
pubs and restaurants in Llangollen.
Farther afield, Wrexham has a wonderful industrial heritage and boasts the
elegant 17th-century Erddig, while the vibrant and Victorian town of Oswestry
lies to the south. Nearby Medieval Shrewsbury is loaded with fine old structures
including the 18th century St Chad's, Britain's largest round church.
The M54 motorway and A-5 provide road access from the Midlands to Llangollen
and the nearest railway stations are at Ruabon and Chirk. Trains arriving at
Chirk are met by buses for Llangollen, while Ruabon Bus Station is a short walk
from the town's train station. Two National Express coaches run from London
to Llangollen daily and Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham international airports
are all within easy reach.
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