Just a hop over the border in North Wales, the pretty town of Llangollen is a great place to visit with National Holidays.
The River Dee runs through the town with the famous Dee Bridge, built in 1345, connecting the two sides.
For such a small place and a population of only 3000 people, Llangollen has a vibrant shopping culture and café scene, with plenty of shops to browse and tea rooms to relax and soak up the serene surroundings.
The river is a haven of activity. Enjoy a stroll along the Victorian Promenade, which lines its banks, or stand on top of the bridge and spend a few moments watching the river flowing beneath you.
The unspoilt beauty of Llangollen is simply captivating. Castell Dinas Bran perched on top of the hill provides stunning vistas overlooking the town.
Alternatively climb aboard one of the vintage carriages at the town’s heritage Steam Railway operated by volunteers and watch the ever-changing scenery unfold before your eyes on a spectacular 10 mile journey through the Dee Valley to neighbouring Corwen.
You can also soak up the peace and tranquillity of the town on a 45 minute horse drawn canal trip or 2 hour leisure boat cruise at Llangollen Wharf along the World Heritage canal to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Britain’s largest aquaduct at Trevor – a pure masterpiece of engineering which towers 126 feet above. Remember your camera because the views at the top are out of this world!
Llangollen is also home to visit Plas Newydd, an elaborate black and white gothic building where the ‘Ladies of Llangollen’, Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby, lived from 1780 to 1829. Listen to their fascinating story on an audio tour of the house, see their possessions on displays and wander the splendid gardens and riverside which have attracted notable visitors including Wordsworth, Sir Walter Scott and the Duke of Wellington.
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