A List of Essential Things to Try and Do in Llangollen Part 2


A List of Essential Things to Try and Do in Llangollen Part 2

In the first part of this two-part series, we have run you through some things you must try in Llangollen. Llangollen has a lot to offer, being one of the top places to visit in North Wales.

If that hasn’t inspired you to tour around the area yet, we will be giving you more places to add to your list in this article. 

Traditional Pubs and Breweries

The town of Llangollen has a plethora of historic breweries where you may drink a cold one in the sunshine or in front of a crackling fire, depending on the season.

There are too many pubs to mention all of them, but some notable ones include The Corn Mill and The Sun Trevor. Both pubs are dog-friendly, perfect for you and your pets.

The Corn Mill offers a historic charm with its functional water wheel, while The Sun Trevor offers a delightful menu with a welcoming family atmosphere. 

The UNESCO World Heritage Aqueduct

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (pronounced ‘pont-kus-sulth-teh’) may be found about four miles east of Llangollen on the canal towpath, near the community of Trevor.

The UNESCO World Heritage classification of this site, plus the fact that it is the world’s tallest canal aqueduct, makes it a must-see. The aqueduct, initially built to carry goods, is now used to ferry tourists up and down the picturesque Vale of Llangollen and provides a lovely stretch of road for free walking.

The Historic Brân & Valle Crucis Abbey

Visitors interested in history would enjoy seeing the ruins of the medieval castle “Castell Dinas Brân” outside of Llangollen, positioned on a hilltop just outside the town.

The first historical records that reference the castle date back to the 12th century, although no one knows precisely when it was erected. This adds to its mystery and allure as a tourist destination. The location is still accessible by foot today, and the trek up to the top is a stunning one!

Culture and Music in the International Musical Eisteddfod

‘Llanfest,’ the International Musical Eisteddfod music festival held in Llangollen every July, is a must-see for any music fan visiting the area during that month. Since 1947, it has been held in the first week of July and is one of the most inspiring cultural events in the United Kingdom.

You’ll want to reserve your lodging well in advance if you plan on attending this event, which attracts as many as 50,000 tourists each year to this little Welsh town.

White Water Rafting for the Adrenaline Rush

The River Dee is a great site to go white water rafting if you’re looking for an adrenaline rush. The river is navigable throughout the year because it remains high after rainfall for a more extended time than other rivers in the UK.

It’s very uncommon in the area to see stag and hen parties offered by local businesses, making planning a memorable event even more accessible.

A Relaxing Afternoon Walk at the Victoria Promenade

The Victoria Promenade is a lovely riverbank for afternoon walks. This is the ideal way to round off your day in Llangollen.

The promenade, which runs alongside the River Dee, was inaugurated in 1897 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria and quickly became a popular destination for both residents and tourists.

A café and a children’s play area can be found along the promenade, making it an excellent destination for families. Even the bandstand is worth stopping by and snapping a picture of. It’s also a great place to get an ice cream cone in the summertime.


Llangollen is an ideal base for sightseeing in North Wales and is a beautiful place to visit with the family, especially if you want to spend some quality time together.

Whether you’re a film buff, an adrenaline junkie, or a history buff, you can find an activity to suit you in Llangollen.

To round off your trip, you can also go glamping in Anglesey. Canvas Hamlet is right nearby and can offer you luxury, fully kitted out glamp sites. Book your stay today!