Llangollen

Date Visited 3rd June 2019

We had a fast stop over at the welch Town of Llangollen that sits over the River Dee. It looks a great place to visit and we are planning another stopover with a Hotel so we can Explore some more. It had a lovely old Steam railway line running through and some old Castle Ruins standing on a hill overlooking the Town. To be continued . 

Llangollen Bridge over the River Dee

History from Wikipedia

Llangollen takes its name from the Welsh llan meaning “a religious settlement” and Saint Collen, a 6th-century monk who founded a church beside the river.[2] St Collen is said to have arrived in Llangollen by coracle. There are no other churches in Wales dedicated to St Collen, and he may have had connections with Colan in Cornwall and with Langolen in Brittany.

Above the town to the north is Castell Dinas Brân, a stronghold of the Princes of Powys. Beyond the castle is the limestone escarpment known as the Eglwyseg Rocks. The outcrop continues north to World’s End in Wrexham. The area nearest the castle is the Panorama Walk, and a monument to poet I.D. Hooson from the village of Rhosllannerchrugogcan be found there.

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