Llangollen is a picturesque, vibrant small town on the banks of the River Dee in North Wales. It has been a popular destination for holidaymakers for over a century and provides a wide range of amenities whether you choose an active break or a relaxing country holiday. The town centre is just one mile from Llangollen Barns and the cottages and town are situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just outside the newly designated UNESCO World Heritage site of the Llangollen Canal.
The town has become famous for many reasons, most notably the Llangollen International Eisteddfod held here every July since 1947 where performers from over 50 countries gather together in a spirit of peace.The Royal Pavilion also hosts many other concerts and festivals all year round, catering for all interests from gardening and antiques to food and motorbikes.
We also have some of the best walking, climbing, fishing, canoeing and mountain biking routes in the country, all with the stunning mountains and valleys as a backdrop and most activities can be found within one mile of your holiday cottage. The town has many activities providers; please see our links page for further details.
If you prefer to explore this beautiful part of the world in a more relaxed way, then the historic Llangollen Steam Railway runs from the town through breathtaking scenery for 7 miles to Carrog. Or why not take a traditional horsedrawn boat trip to see Thomas Telford's famous feat of engineering, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct where the Llangollen Canal runs 200ft above the valley floor, now designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Heritage properties abound in Llangollen, why not visit Plas Newydd home to the famous Ladies of Llangollen in the 18th century, or take a walk up Castell Dinas Bran, an ancient hillfort steeped in myth and legend, or enjoy a pleasant walk to the ruins of Valle Crucis Abbey, built in the 13th century, the last Cistercian monastery to be built in Wales. The National Trust properties of Chirk Castle and Erddig are also just a short drive away.
Food lovers are very well catered for in Llangollen, with an abundance of cafes, restaurants and traditional pubs all within easy reach of your holiday cottage. You should find something to meet all tastes; we have award winning restaurants serving local Welsh dishes through to international cuisine and traditional pub fayre. The town centre with its traditional High Street offers a thriving range of local butchers, greengrocers, delicatessens and bakeries all selling locally sourced and produced food. We include some of these delicious delights in our welcome packs which all our guests receive at the start of their holiday.