Llangollen, home to Han Solo's favourite canal (Harrison Ford took a canal boat holiday here) as well as enough attractions to fill a brochure. It's popular and with good reason.
Once home to Welsh princes and influential abbots, this historic "Gateway to Wales" makes the most of its riverside setting in the narrowest stretch of the Dee Valley. Trains, boats, festivals and more make Llangollen a delight to visit at any time.
Though Llangollen is a very popular tourist destination, it still manages to give you that joyous "I've discovered a hidden treasure!" feeling.
It's a hub of history and culture. The Royal Pavilion hosts festivals year-round, famously welcoming thousands of visitors each summer for the International Musical Eisteddfod, a unique celebration of world music and dance.
The town marks the start of a 10-mile heritage railway journey along the Valley to Corwen. It's the longest preserved standard gauge steam railway in Wales. You can also travel back in time by exploring nearby monuments, such as the evocative Valle Crucis Abbey beneath the awesome Horseshoe Pass. Or the remaining ruins of Castell Dinas Bran. The medieval castle is rumored to be linked to the legends of King Arthur. It's built on the site of an Iron Age hill fort, high above town, so get your breath before you start the steep climb!
Enjoy the enchanting stillness of the tree-lined Llangollen Canal via horse drawn boat trip. The Dee Valley’s lush, green countryside and rolling hills make Llangollen the perfect setting for a peaceful break, though you’ll never be short of things to do!