On the banks of the River Dee and the edge of the Berwyn Mountains lies the delightful town of Llangollen. Known as the Festival Capital of Wales, Llangollen offers a lovely cottage holiday location with plenty to do, lots of historical places and an excellent range of outdoor activities.
Discover the town’s rich heritage and explore the beauty of the surrounding mountains, moors and canals. The Llangollen Railway offers steam train trips that take you deep into the countryside and at Llangollen Wharf you can step back in time to 1884 and enjoy a horse drawn boating experience that winds through the canals and aqueducts at a very leisurely pace.
Llangollen has a rich history that’s evident in its many ancient sites. The Iron Age Hill Fort, Abbey of Valle Crucis, Pickering’s Chain Bridge, Crow Castle and the historic house of Plas Newydd are all attractions that offer insight into this Welsh town's past. The Llangollen Museum houses a wealth of information and the Motor Museum takes you on a nostalgic trip back in time to motoring’s golden days.
There are plenty of outdoor activities available here from marvellous countryside walks to white water river rafting. Hikers and mountain bikers will enjoy the town's close proximity to the Berwyn Mountains, which are a haven for wildlife and the stunning moors and rivers that meander through the countryside are also perfect for a more sedate walk.
The River Dee offers plenty of opportunity for those who love water sports and canoeing, tubing and kayaking are available for the more active.
Every year visitors come to the town in large numbers to the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod; not to be missed if you’re here in July.
This town offers such a great variety of attractions, so look for holiday cottages in Llangollen for accommodation in the area.