Llangollen


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Llangollen is a beautiful inland holiday resort in North Wales. Its famous bridge crosses the River Dee and the town is overlooked by the magnificent ruined castle Castell Dinas Bran. It is home of Plas Newydd, where the Ladies of Llangollen once lived. Valle Crucis Abbey, dating from the 13th century, is only 2 miles from Llangollen. Llangollen is a haven for shoppers and is well-known for hosting the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod every July. The town has become popular for amateur theatre productions with thriving societies producing high-class plays, musicals, operas, cabaret and concerts. Llangollen Railway Society formed to renovate and reopen part of the former railway line along the Dee Valley with its magnificent scenery. Trains operate during weekends and daily from June to the end of October. From Llangollen Wharf, you can embark on a 45-minute horse drawn trip or a 2-hour trip on a narrow boat through the Vale of Llangollen and across the biggest aqueduct in Britain, at Trevor. Worlds End provides spectacular outcrops of Carboniferous limestone giving walkers, ramblers and climbers panoramic views all along its length and for drivers along the Panorama Road which follows the base of the outcrops. The Horseshoe is a scenic mountain pass near Llangollen. The A542 road runs through the pass, reaching a maximum height of 417 metres (1,368 feet). It is extremely popular with cyclists and motorcyclists. For anglers, there are 14 miles of fishing in and around the town.

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