Take a break here and you’ll find North Wales provides an area of natural beauty providing the perfect setting for a host of exciting outdoor activities and interesting places to visit.

With something for everyone, here’s a selection of what’s on offer:

In Llangollen

To visit just a short drive away

  • Pontycysllte Aqueduct - Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage Site
  • Chirk Castle - a magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches
  • Erddig - a much-loved home, garden and estate filled with the stories of a family and their servants
  • Valle Crucis Abbey - the spectacular remains of a Cistercian abbey located in Llantysilio, near Llangollen
  • Horseshoe Falls - Thomas Telford designed this weir to draw water from the River Dee into the Llangollen canal
  • Splash Magic - a great indoor swimming pool and leisure centre

For the those who love outdoor pursuits

  • Walking/hiking in the Berwyns - this beautiful mountain range provides some stunning views, walks and climbs
  • Horse riding - Trekking and hacking with awesome scenery and miles of trails
  • Mountain biking - at the UK’s leading Forest Visitor Centre, Coed Llandegla Forest
  • Golf - at the beautifully situated Vale of Llangollen Golf Club
  • White water rafting - experience the thrills and spills of a Grade 2/3 whitewater river on the River Dee
  • Kayaking & Canoeing - on the River Dee, Llangollen Canal and even Pontcysyllte Aqueduct!
  • Climbing/abseiling - a fantastic way to see the scenery, hills and landscapes of North Wales
  • Fishing -  one of the purest rivers in Europe, the River Dee (literally on our doorstep) is internationally renowned for brown trout and grayling fishing and has good runs of salmon and sea trout throughout the season.

Further afield

Just a little further away (still under an hour) are the many attractions of the stunning Snowdonia National Park as well as the cultural and shopping centres of Chester, Oswestry and Shrewsbury.