Attractions

Top Choice Canal in Llangollen

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Canal World Heritage Site

The preeminent Georgian engineer, Thomas Telford (1757–1834) built the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in 1805 to carry the canal over the River Dee. At 307m long, 3.6m wide, 1.7m deep and 38m high, it is the most spectacular…
Historic Building in Llangollen

Erddig

For a glimpse into the life of the British upper class in the 18th and 19th centuries, and the 'upstairs-downstairs' social hierarchy of their bygone world, this stately house and gardens are highly recommended. The…
Ruins in Llangollen

Valle Crucis Abbey

The dignified ruins of this Cistercian abbey are a 2-mile walk north of Llangollen. Founded in 1201 by Madog ap Gruffydd, ruler of northern Powys, its largely Gothic form predates its more famous sibling at Tintern …
Historic Building in Llangollen

Plas Newydd

The 18th-century home of the Ladies of Llangollen, Plas Newydd is an atmospheric step back in time. The celebrated couple transformed the house into a hybrid of Gothic and Tudor styles, complete with stained-glass w…
Castle in Llangollen

Castell Dinas Brân

The ever-visible ragged arches and tumbledown walls of Dinas Brân (Crow Castle) mark the remnants of a short-lived 13th-century castle of which it was said 'there was not a mightier in Wales nor a better in England'…
Museum in Llangollen

Llangollen Museum

Staffed by committed volunteers of the best sort, this diverting little museum of local history occupies a hexagonal building retaining some of the air of the library it once was. Filled to the brim with artefacts r…