The small town of Llangollen in Denbighshire in North-East Wales is located on the River Dee, at the foot of the soaring Berwyn Mountains. There is a lot to do in this picturesque town in terms of festivals and music, and the town is probably best known for the Llangollen International Eisteddfod. With a picturesque setting, a self-catering break in Llangollen could be a great choice for those looking to stay in a small lively town from which you can discover the highlights of Denbighshire. What’s more you can even visit Snowdonia National Park for a day out should you choose with Bala being only 21 miles away and if you want to explore some of England, this is also possible with Chester and its historical city walls only 23 miles away.
Advice on Cottage Holidays in Llangollen
Those who enjoy live entertainment may want to book their cottage holiday for the second week of July when the Llangollen International Eisteddfod is usually held. This week long event sees musicians and performers from all over the world taking part in dancing and music competitions, and there are often performances from artists such as Katherine Jenkins, Julian Lloyd Webber and Elaine Page, all of whom have performed at the festival in the past. There is also a parade in the centre of Llangollen where locals and tourists alike can participate in dancing and singing while marching through the streets. It is an extremely fun event and you should definitely join in if you happen to be in Llangollen during the second week of July.
Another festival that takes place in July in Llangollen is the Llangollen Fringe Festival, an independent arts event. Held in the town hall, it includes a variety of fun events and performances including comedy, theatre and dance workshops. Artists Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst have both participated in the Llangollen Fringe in the past. There is also a Food Festival in October which is great to pop along to if you are taking a break in Llangollen during the autumn.
With plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars and beautiful walks that can be taken along the River Dee, Llangollen is simply wonderful for a relaxing cottage break in North-East Wales, filled with culture and art. Cycling or walking can be done through this glorious section of the Offa’s Dyke trail which runs very close to the village across the English-Welsh border, or you can take a tasty picnic and enjoy food under the shade of the trees in the Riverside Park.
For visitors young and old, taking a ride on the Brassey and Robertson’s steam railway is a great way to see some of the most inspirational scenery around Llangollen and the Dee Valley, and just simply soaking up this beautiful area through walking and cycling is a great way to appreciate the gorgeous area of Llangollen.
Choices when it comes to self-catering accommodation include log cabins, dog-friendly cottages and family cottages. Whichever best suits your needs, we trust that you will have a fantastic time in this area of Wales.
Whether you choose to book a holiday cottage in Llangollen, an apartment, a lodge or another type of self-catering holiday accommodation, we hope you have your best holiday yet in Denbighshire.