Llangollen: A popular visitor site in North Wales

Llangollen, Denbighshire, Wales
Llangollen, Denbighshire, Wales

This evening, I am posting information on the popular tourist town of Llangollen (pop. 3650) in North-East Wales. The town is located about fifty one miles south of Liverpool in England.
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.
River Dee, central Llangollen


Castle Street, Llangollen, Wales
Castle Street, Llangollen
Llangollen Wharf, Wales
Llangollen Wharf,

Royal Hotel, Llangollen, Wales
Royal Hotel, Llangollen
Bridge Street, Llangollen, Wales
Bridge Street, Llangollen
Greengrocer Shop, Llangollen, Wales
Greengrocer Shop, Llangollen
Plas Newydd, Llangollen, Wales
Plas Newydd, Llangollen
Dee Valley viewed from Castell Dinas Bran, Llangollen, Wales.
Dee Valley viewed from Castell Dinas Bran, Llangollen
Castell Dinas Bran, Llangollen, Wales
Castell Dinas Bran, Llangollen


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