Dinas BranCastle

Poncysytlle Aqueduct

About The Area

The Vale of Llangollen is famous for its dramatic scenery and important historical sites, which include Dinas Bran Iron Age Hillfort, Plas Newydd, Valle Crucis Abbey and the Pontcysyllte Canal Aqueduct, now a World Heritage Site.

Glasgwm is sandwiched between the canal at the back of the property, and the River Dee at the front. Running alongside the river is the Llangollen Steam Railway, which attracts many thousands of visitors each year. The station entrance, and Llangollen Wharf, are both just 200 yards from Glasgwm, as is Llangollen Bridge, one of the 'Seven Wonders of Wales'.

Llangollen is perhaps best known for the International Musical Eisteddfod, held annually in early July at the Royal International Pavilion, the path to the Pavilion is just 50 yards from our entrance. In the centre of town is the Church of St Collen, the resting place of the Ladies of Llangollen. The church is much visited to admire one of the greatest treasures of Denbighshire, the oak hammer-beam roof. Other attractions in the town include the Llangollen Museum, Llangollen Car Museum, and a series of walking and cycling paths and trails, including the Offa's Dyke Path, the Llangollen Round, and Dee Valley Walks.

Throughout the year the Steam Railway hosts a number of special 'Gala' weekends. Likewise the Pavilion, in addition to the Eisteddfod, hosts a regular Antiques Fair, a very successful Food Festival in October, and special events, like in 2016, a Harley Davidson weekend and Balloon Festival. Of increasing importance is the Llangollen Fringe Festival, which kicks off soon after the International Eisteddfod finishes.

Within 5 minutes walk of Glasgwm are the town's shops, including independent family-run butchers, greengrocers and delicatessens. The town also offers a range of restaurants including the Corn Mill and Gales Wine Bar.