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- Decided to walk up the hill from Llangollen centre rather than try to take the car, but if you don't mind some narrow streets it would have been OK. Nice little cafe where you get the tickets to the house itself. Fascinating story behind the house and its occupants and the wood carvings were amazing. Worth a visit away from the more touristy centre of town.Written September 29, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- My favourite place I go up every day and never tire of the views, today was spectacular walking from a foggy town to rising above the clouds just amazingWritten December 2, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- even on scotter great views of the river dee and the train station nice to see the steam trains and the rest of the vallyWritten September 18, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A beautiful, quiet place, very atmospheric. Well worth a visit. Easy to walk to from carparks, some people were picnicking on the field.Written September 27, 2022
- The view from the top of the meadow is stunningly beautiful. It's the first time for me to view this kind of structure at close range. Would by lovely to have a picnic on the meadow. there is a toilet facilities at the carpark nearby.Written January 24, 2023
- Very interesting place full of history, some parts very well preserved, its not just a ruin. Took a tour with a guide who was very informative and funny. Would recommendWritten September 25, 2022
- It was amazing to see this bridge. It's beautiful. It's a great place for photos. The walk is connected to the Horseshoe Falls nearby. The view from the middle of the bridge is stunning.Written January 24, 2023
- tucked up out of the way .there are some unusal tings in there verey rustic wich gives it more appeal than some musem and on the banks of the canal an river verey pictueresqWritten September 18, 2022
- Fell upon this little Museum having parked in the carpark which is just along the road. I only had a quick look in as we were off to eat in the town but would definitely return for a more indepth look and recommend anyone into the history of Llangollen. Lots of information,books and films to watch. Very interesting place!Written October 27, 2022
- We spent a fantastic Saturday at the Eisteddfod, and were so pleased that it could run again, 3 years since the last one. We bought day tickets, which allowed access to all events/stalls etc on the field as well as access to the pavillion whenever we chose. We took the option to reserve our seats, which were then guaranteed all day. We watched the mixed choirs and show choirs competitions, which were amazing, as well as some dancing in the pavilion. In addition, the other stages on the field hosted concerts, dancing and storytelling at different times of day. There were a range of food and drink stalls, as well as gifts and souvenirs. There are plenty of decent public loos on the site too. We had accommodation in the town, and also enjoyed some lovely walks by the river and canal. The Eisteddfod ground is well situated, in easy walking distance of the town. Ample parking is available if required. This is a lovely day out, and allows you to really get into the spirit of what the Eisteddfod is all about.Written July 10, 2022
- I would reccomend anyone visiting Llangollen to visit the information centre to get the best out of your visit to the areaWritten September 15, 2022
- Beautiful and scenic, autumn colours in full swing, fantastic variety from canal towpath to steeper parts, but no scramblingWritten November 13, 2022
- We were so lucky to catch this place open as it was approaching closing time. We were greeted by a very friendly gentleman who even allowed us to take the dogs in. We made a couple of purchases and left feeling very satisfied. We are making a return trip to the area from Deal in Kent at the end of November as we’re dog sitting at my sister’s place, about an hours drive from Llangollen. We fell in love with this quintessentially Welsh town and intend to take a trip on the train from the beautiful railway station. We hope to visit the emporium again and pick up some more bargains.Written October 24, 2022
- The War Memorial in Llangollen is just on the edge of the main shopping street. It is beautfully maintained and there are places to sit down and relax on the edge.Written August 6, 2020
- The most striking part of the building is the fifteenth century carved oak hammer beam roof which is thought to have links with the monks at Valle Crucis Abbey. To think that this is what North Wales got while Michelangelo was working in Rome is quite incredible! It is believed to be the finest roof in Wales. There are fascinating depictions of beasts, flora and fauna and even an amusing story of 'the man who drank too much beer.'
The oldest part of the church is the twelfth century vestry door (north side) which still has peepholes dating back to when those fleeing from the law would appear on the doorstep of the church and formally request sanctuary.
The Ladies of Llangollen, Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby, famous for their romantic friendship, are buried in the churchyard and have a memorial plaque in the south aisle of the church.
Gruffudd Hiraethog was one of the foremost poets of the sixteenth century. He compiled a Welsh dictionary with quotations from the works of the bards to illustrate their meanings. He was born in Llangollen and is also buried in the vault along with patron saint of the church and town, St Collen.Written August 6, 2020
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