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Llangollen is a popular all-year-round holiday destination and it has something to offer everyone. It is convenient for walkers, cyclists, canoeists and anglers exploring the spectacular local countryside. It is a great base for those venturing further a field to Snowdonia, the North Wales coast or the nearby towns of Wrexham, Chester, Oswestry and Shrewsbury.

Llangollen is famous for the International Musical Eisteddfod held in July each year. Musicians, singers and dancers from all over the world compete at the Royal International Pavillion in the town. Overlooked by the 13th century ruins of Dinas Bran Castle, the town has a carefully restored station and steam railway for trips through the scenic Dee Valley.

Valle Crucis Abbey, Dinas Bran Castle and Llangollen canal

From Llangollen Wharf, horse drawn trips can be taken on the Llangollen Canal. Longer journeys can be made by narrowboat across the majestic Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, the highest aqueduct in Britain (a Grade I listed building and a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

Historic monuments include Valle Crucis Abbey and the 9th century Pillar of Eliseg in the foothills of Horseshoe Pass. Museums include the Motor Museum and Canal Exhibition, and the Llangollen Museum. Plas Newydd, the former home of 'the Ladies of Llangollen', is on the edge of town and two major National Trust properties, Chirk Castle and Erdigg are nearby. There is horse racing at Bangor-on-Dee.

Useful links

Llangollen railway
Llangollen Railway runs trains for 7.5 miles along the banks of the River Dee... (more)


White Water Active
White Water Active is the UK's leading White Water Rafting and Activity Centre... (more)


Llangollen attractions
Offers a brief guide to the town and its attractions... (more)


Eisteddfod Music Festival
The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is a world-renowned festival of music, song and dance... (more)


Langollen Museum
Discover the history and legends of this fascinating Welsh borderlands town... (more)

Royal International Pavillion, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and the International Musical Eisteddfod

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