Great Days Out in North Wales
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Once an important stop for travelers heading to and from London on the A5, Llangollen, situated on the banks of the River Dee is today a lively town with a range of places to stay, eat, shop and visit.
Take a journey along the banks of the River Dee to Carrog on the Llangollen Railway, the only standard gauge steam railway in North Wales. Visit the historic house and gardens of Plas Newydd, former home of the 'Ladies of Llangollen'. Outside the town, at the foot of the Horseshoe Pass, lie the ruins of Valle Crucis Abbey, now in the care of CADW.
The area offers opportunities for water-sports, outdoor activities and walking. Walk along the towpath of the Llangollen Canal to the Horseshoe Falls at Berwyn, or if you prefer, take a horse-drawn boat trip starting from Llangollen Wharf. Alternatively let diesel power take the strain on a motorised cruise across the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, the country's tallest navigable aqueduct, towering 126 feet above the River Dee which has been designated as a World Heritage Site in 2009.
The town hosts many different events throughout the year, the most famous being the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod where UK and overseas competitors compete in music, song and dance to promote peace and harmony. There are world class evening concerts, workshops and performances on outdoor stages.