Llangollen: A popular visitor site in North Wales
Key visitor sites and places of interest in and around Llangollen include:
- Llangollen Wharf with access to the Llangollen Canal and hence the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
- Glyn Ceiriog scenic valley.
- International Pavilion which is home to the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.
- Llangollen Bridge which may date from the 14th century.
- 13th century Corn Mill on bank of the River Dee. Building now houses a pub.
- Llangollen Museum with its focus on the story of Llangollen through the ages.
- Y Capel, former Baptist place of worship which now houses a library and Tourist Information Centre.
- Armoury, a building which has been used for multiple uses since construction in 1835.
- Plas Newydd, the world-famous home of the Ladies of Llangollen. Progressively evolved from a modest cottage to a Gothic fantasy.
- St Collen’s Church, a 13th century building on a site dating back to the 6th century.
- Heritage Steam Railway which operates over a ten-mile route through the Dee Valley.
- Castell Dinas Bran or ‘Crow Castle’. Access to this 13th century ruin entails a 20-30 minute hike up from Llangollen. The high elevation site offers superb views over the local landscape.