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Llangollen

Llangollen

Just a 30 minute drive from the Cheltenham Lodge Bed and Breakfast in Chester.

Llangollen and the Dee Valley have a wealth of attractions and activities to appeal to almost everybody of all ages. The area is popular with sightseers, walkers of all ages and mountain bikers. There are mountains, white water river’s including the spectacular River Dee canals with horse-drawn boats. The Llangollen Steam Railway with steam trains that take you along the Dee Valley, the Horseshoe Pass, the Horseshoe Falls and all in easy reach of Chester. Newydd, home to The Ladies of Llangollen, numerous National Trust properties surround the town and we have the highest and longest aqueduct on the canal system. The Pontcysyllte aqueduct was built by Thomas Telford 200 years ago, over a 1000 feet long and standing 126 feet above the river Dee which is now a world Heritage Site . You can cross it by narrow boats which depart from The Wharf in Llangollen for a 3-hour return trip and marvel at the engineering which took the canal beginning at the Horseshoe Falls.

You can also take a horse-drawn boat from The Wharf up to near its source. Both trips are a cheap and very enjoyable way of seeing the spectacular countryside. Llangollen is where Wales welcomes the world and is also the festival capital with the Royal Pavilion and its spacious grounds playing host to year-round events. As well as the famous where singers and dancers congregate from every corner of the earth, it also hosts The Gardening Show, The Motorcycle Show, The Food Festival, and a monthly antiques and collectables fair.