Situated in the picturesque Dee Valley, Llangollen is home to a wonderful range of boat trips along the Llangollen Canal and steam train rides along the Llangollen Railway. Canal boat rides take you over the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct which was designed by Thomas Telford before continuing past Chirk Castle. Steam train rides include a service by Thomas the Tank Engine – always a favourite with the kids. Other attractions in the town include the Llangollen Motor Museum, Plas Newydd manor house and Valle Crucis Abbey. The annual Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is also a major draw to the town each July.
Llangollen close proximity to the River Dee also makes the town perfect for adventure holidays with white-water rafting, canoeing and kayaking all available. You can also try rock climbing, archery, gorge walking and abseiling. Everybody from school groups to stag and hen parties are catered for in Llangollen. The Dee Valley is also excellent for a walking holiday with the Dee Valley Way running for 15 miles between Llangollen and Corwne. The Offa’s Dyke Pathway is also located just one mile from Llangolllen.
The town of Llangollen is home to a great choice of accommodation including luxury B&Bs, holiday cottages and stylish lodges with open fires ideal for a romantic break. In the surrounding area, there is also a good range of larger holiday cottages ideal for groups and if you stay on a working farm, often you can book more than one cottage together – ideal for larger parties. Browse our listings and look out for our special offers and Best Price Guarantee so you get the best deal.
Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.