The first time out for a while due to the Pandemic , we made a trip down to the borders and a visit & stay in Monmouth Wales. The Town has a rich heritage and History with some grand old Buildings, museums and bridges over the river Wye. We stayed in the [Mayhill Hotel](http://themayhillhotel.com) just a small distance and nice walk across the river right into the Town centre. A Visit to the Monnow Bridge is a must, this old bridge circa 1272 is the last fortified river bridge and it is now pedestrianised so you can walk across no problem. Other great places to visit are the Monmouth military museum and the old castle .
Visted 3rd June 2019
Erddig Hall (Welsh pronunciation: [ˈɛrðɪɡ]) is a National Trust property on the outskirts of Wrexham, Wales. Located 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Wrexham town centre, it was built in 1684–1687 for Josiah Edisbury, the High Sheriff of Denbighshire; it was designed in 1683 by Thomas Webb (d. 1699), a master mason of Middlewich, Cheshire.
Erddig is one of the country’s finest stately homes. In 2003, it was voted by readers of the Radio Times and viewers of the Channel 5 television series Britain’s Finest Stately Homes as “Britain’s second finest”. In September 2007 it was voted the UK’s “favourite Historic House” and the “8th most popular historic site” in the UK by Britain’s Best. It is a Grade I listed building.
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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 .
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. 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.