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Things to do in Llangollen

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Discover the best attractions and activities that Llangollen has to offer

Llangollen is a fantastic tourist destination in the UK, with an array of attractions to visit and things to do throughout the year

Take a visit to the picture-prefect town of Llangollen and explore some of the many attractions it has to offer. The Llangollen Railway chugs through the magnificent North Wales scenery, or the admire the Llangollen Canal. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is a magnificent feat of Victorian engineering and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Visit Chirk Castle, an impressive fortress built in 1310, featuring lavish furnishings and belongings of some of the previous tenants.

Valle Crucis Abbey and Plas Newydd are two other popular historical attractions in Llangollen. The former being a Cistercian Abbey ruin and the latter being a museum within a beautiful 18th-century Gothic house.

Llangollen restaurants exude quality and class, adopting a variety of tastes and cuisines to suit your palette. Also discover a range of pubs in Llangollen, ideal for recovering after a countryside stroll.

Find out the best Llangollen things to do by using our handy travel guide.

  • Chirk Castle

    A National Trust, Grade II listed fortress, built in the 13th century that overlooks the beautiful Welsh countryside.

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  • Plas Newydd

    This grand house and gardens is owned by the National Trust and provides visitors with a fascinating insight into the historical mansion, with a garden offering beautiful views of the surrounding area.

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  • Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

    Designed by Thomas Telford and William Jessop, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is the oldest and longest in Britain carrying the Llangollen Canal across the River Dee.

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