llanLlangollen takes its name from its founding Saint; Collen, a seventh century saint. The town was established in the 7th Century when the monk St. Collen was instructed to find a valley by riding a horse for one day and then stop and mark out a 'parish' a place to build his hermitage or cell in the custom of the times.
Llangollen became important because of its prominent position on the main London to Holyhead coaching road which was improved by Thomas Telford from 1815 and continued for some 15 years. The Canal was also constructed around this time and combined to bring considerable immigration into Llangollen during the early part of the 19th century.
Valle Crucis Abbey dating from the 13th century is 2 miles from Llangollen. The remains of Castell Dinas Bran (Crow Castle) can be seen high on an isolated hill above Llangollen and reached by a steep climb. From the top the views of Llangollen and the Dee Valley are stunning.

Booking Information

Event date 28/10/2018
Reservations taken from 16/09/2018
Booking fee Member £13.00, Non-member £15, Under 18 - half these rates
Location North Wales
Route descriptions Llangollen-2018.pdf
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