Spectacular views of the River Dee

A warm welcome to visitors from USA

  United States of America

    to Llangollen Wales

Bensons Hotel is proving a very popular venue for students staying in Llangollen,

whilst on their tour of the UK and Europe.

Below are the many students that have enjoyed themselves with us at Bensons Hotel during their stay.


              Wilmar  Minnesota                                     Rich Bord with his students from Grafton
               (Did you know they have a Benson                                                       in West Virginia
                Avenue and Benson Golf Club in Wilmar)                                                  

Kansas City  stopping over on their journey to London and Paris                                    

Also students from Lafollette in the State of Tennessee visited us

Many of the students above where travelling to or from Ireland on their tour of the UK.

The most popular attraction for them was to climb up to Dinas Bran Castle here in Llangollen.

Are there any choirs from the USA visiting the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod this year, if so they may be lucky to be included here.

Chef Michael J. McGreal of Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet Illinois paid us a visit on Tuesday the 1st July with some

of his students. The group had just arrived in Llangollen after spending a few days in London.

Their visit to Wales was to see one of the many ruined castles that dominate this picturesque country of ours before heading by coach on Wednesday to the Port of Holyhead in Anglesey to catch the ferry over to Ireland. Michael told us that their route would take them to Cork and Dublin for their 7 day stay.

He mentioned that, he would be indulging in some Guinness!!.

The group had a wonderful meal with us at Bensons Hotel and by chance met the artist William Morris

who gave them a talk about his paintings which are displayed in the bar area and showed them a photo of the Menai Suspension Bridge and the Menai Straites which they will pass when they cross over the Brittania Bridge into Anglesey from the county of Gwynedd in North Wales.

Chef Michael J. McGreal far right back row