Llangollen is a picturesque town on the River Dee at the edge of the Berwyn range and the Clwydian Range & Dee Valley AONB.
Llangollen is surrounded by rugged and wild beauty of the mountains and the River Dee winds its way down the valley. There’s plenty to do on and off the water!
1. Walk to Castle Dinas Bran
Llandyn is located at the foothills of Castell Dinas Bran. The walk is short, but steep! The view is well worth it when you reach the top.
2. Horse Drawn Canal Boat
Llangollen Wharf has been taking visitors to experience tranquil voyages along the beautiful Llangollen Canal and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct for over 100 years.
The Trips running every 30 minutes during the school holidays and roughly every hour at other times.
3. Steam Train to Corwen
Llangollen Railway once ran all the way to London, now it runs through the Dee Valley to Corwen. Stopping off at Berwyn, Glyndyfrdwy, Carrog, and Corwen.
Have a look on their website for driver experience days, dining on the line and other events.
You can walk to Corwen and get the Train back.
4. Canoe over Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Hire a canoe or have a guided tour to cross the World Heritage Site, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain.. You’ll need a camera and a head for heights as the crossing is 38 meter high!
5. Visit the home of the Ladies of Llangollen
Lovers? Or best friends? The Ladies of Llangollen fled Ireland to start a new life together in Plas Newydd, Llangollen. Then set about crafting the house into the Gothic style and expansive gardens. Now all open to the public.
6. Walk the Panorama
Starts from the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, head west to Trevor Hall Wood. The woodland trails will bring you out onto the Panorama Walk country lane which climbs past the town toward World’s End. The striking gorge is a great place for a walk with pretty streams, little waterfalls and attractive woodland. It’s an atmospheric location with the area enclosed by the cliffs of Craig y Forwyn, Craig y Cythraul, and Craig yr Adar. After exploring the delightful area you return to the viaduct on the same paths.
7. Visit the Valle Crucis Abbey & Eliseg’s Pillar
One of the best preserved medieval abbeys. Valle Crucis is named after Eliseg’s Pillar which was once a cross. They are only a short distance away from each other, perfect to fill an afternoon with a pub lunch in between.
8. Go River Tubbing!
Get your blood pumping going over the white water rapid in a river tub down the Dee River.
9. Go Golfing
Vale of Llangollen Golf Club is a is awarded Gold Status by the HSBC. With its manicured fairways and superb greens, nestles on the banks of the River Dee and is overlooked by the glorious Welsh hills. The Vale of Llangollen is regarded as one of the top golf courses in Wales and it has become a highly favoured venue for many County, National and Professional events.
The 9th is regarded as one of the best holes in British golf.
10. Archery & Axe Throwing
Be Robin Hood for a day or unleash your inner Viking with our open field archery and axe throwing sessions.
Our friends at Bread fun games and challenges to pit your skills against each other or team up for some group competition.