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Pen-y-ball monument, Holywell

Pen-y-ball monument
Pen-y-ball monument was erected in 1893 to commemorate the marriage of the Duke of York, then heir to the throne. Inscriptions on the stone also commemorate him being proclaimed King George V in 1910 and his silver jubilee in 1935. Pen-y-Ball Monument sits on an important medieval smelting site. From the monument, there are extensive views over Brynford Common and towards the Clwydian hills and Snowdonia. The Pen y Ball monument can be accessed by car or on foot via a steep hill leading off the A5026, named Fron Park Road, in Holywell.

address: Fron Park Road, Holywell

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Camping in a Layby by Dolphin, Holywell

Camping in a Layby by Dolphin
This is a great layby for camping in.

address: holywell layby by dolphin

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Llandegla Mountain Biking, Llandegla

Llandegla Mountain Biking
One of the best mountain biking facilities in Wales. The routes take you through forests and hills. It appears you go down hill more than up, which is a bonus!

There are 4 runs: a family run a beginners run a red run for intermediary skills and a black run! The centre hires bikes and also sells them, as well as equipment.

There is a cafe on site. The carpark is a shade under 5. Great in the sun but more danger and fun in the rain!!!!!!!!!

website: go to site

tel: 01978 751656

address: Coed Llandegla Forest, Ruthin Road, Llandegla, Wrexham, LL11 3AA. North Wales

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Coastal Ship Walk, Llanerch-y-Mor

Coastal Ship Walk
Between Abakhan and the Ship Sunday Market is a pathway down to the old Duke of Lancaster Ship. There are 2 paths, take the one furthest away from Abakhan.

The walk is beside a small stream, and takes you down onto an abandoned harbour where the ship is now dry docked. If you carry along the sea front, you meet the coast walk towards Greenfield and Flint.

This is a beautiful area with lots of butterflies and birds. The fishing for flatty's is pretty good also. Suitable for bikes as well. On a wet day, it does get muddy. Great for exploring.

address: Head for Abakhan fabrics on the Coastal A548.

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Llangollen Canal and Horse Drawn Boats, Llangollen

Llangollen Canal and Horse Drawn Boats
Enjoy a stress free, relaxing journey down the beautiful Llangollen Canal. What better way to see the beautiful Welsh countryside than on a leisurely Canal boat or Horse Drawn Boat. The journey can include Chirk Aqueduct and tunnel, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, and the Horseshoe Falls. Be one of the many people lucky enough to enjoy this trip over the past hundred years which can take 45 minutes, 2 hours, or longer via private charter. A Tea Room is open 7 days a week.

website: go to site

tel: 01978 860702

address: Llangollen Wharf, Wharf Hill, Llangollen, Denbighshire LL20 8TA

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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Llangollen

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
This world heritage site is a wonderful blend of natural beauty and human endeavour, the structure being the longest and highest aqueduct in Britain, sitting 30 meters above the Dee and 307 meters long. Completed in 1805 by Thomas Telford and William Jessop, this grade I listed structure still allows for single canal travel as well as a towpath for travelling on foot. With plenty of public houses along the way, this 11 mile stretch of countryside provides enjoyment for casual walkers, and hikers alike

tel: 01978 822912

address: Trevor Basin Visitor Centre Pontcysyllte Aqueduct Trevor Basin Off Station Road Trevor Wrexham LL20

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Horseshoe Falls, Llangollen

Horseshoe Falls
Horshoe falls is a rather striking Weir, built 3 years after the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, by one of the aqueducts creators, Thomas Telford. Although dating from 1808 the world heritage site has been well maintained and the walkway is well surfaced. Care must however be taken due to the access being limited to a long flight of stairs or a steep, sometimes slippery field. Those with difficulties walking may struggle but can still access the walkway from the Motor Museum nearby.

address: Llangollen

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Royal International Pavilion, Llangollen

Royal International Pavilion
With everything from the Wales International Hot Air Balloon Festival, to the Fairy Festival, The Wedding and Bridal Fashion Show, the Llangollen Comedy Club, the Hamper Llangollen food festival, Mind Body and Spirit Festival, the Llangollen antiques and vintage fair, to Christmas Party nights, and New Dance Adult evening classes, there is something for all times of year and all tastes. Please contact the Pavilion directly for further details

website: go to site

tel: 01978 860111

address: Llangollen Pavilion, Abbey Road, Llangollen, Denbighshire, LL20 8SW

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Castell Dinas Bran (Crow Castle), Llangollen

Castell Dinas Bran (Crow Castle)
High above the wonderful town of Llangollen, are the ruins of the 13th C Castell Dinas Bran. The setting is breathtaking, and the walk can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Care must be taken however as the route can be steep and tricky in poor conditions. To reach it you can walk up Wharf Hill, next to the Bridge End Hotel, before crossing the Llangollen canal and up some steps past a school. There is a path which ascends the Western slope, and eventually will lead you to the ancient ruins.

address: Llangollen

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Church of St. Collen, Llangollen

Church of St. Collen
St. Collen founded the Chapel (situated by the more modern 13th C church) in the 7th Century. He was both an Irish Warrior and a monk and gave his name to the town of Llangollen. It is said that he arrived by Coracle and was buried in the chapel, which has now been demolished. His image can be seen on one of the stained glass windows within the beautiful church of St Collen, which although having 13th Century origins mainly dates to a major renovation in 1864. Well worth a visit, the church has a spectacular carved-oak ceiling from the 15th C.

tel: 01978 861768

address: Regent Street, Llangollen Denbighshire LL20 8HL

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