Spectacular views of the River Dee

                                         

This steam train is on its way up to Carrog Station


Places of interest around Llangollen for you to visit

whilst you are staying with us at Bensons Hotel


  

Llangollen's new Marina                   River Dee and Park


 

Llangollen Bridge                          Railway Station          


Froncysyllte Aqueduct                        Valle Crucis Abbey


Berwyn Railway Station                                                                             

& the Old Chain Bridge over the River Dee                           

 

            

Canal                       Berwyn Railway & The Kings Bridge         


         

         Horse Drawn Boats on the Llangollen Canal                       


Other place of interest to visit are Dinas Bran Castle,                  

spectacular views from high above town.                        

           

Llangollen Motor Museum, Wharf & St Collens Church (shown below)

Llangollen Maxines Books Shop, find over 120,000 books in stock  

             

Plas Newydd with the castle in the background                   

               

This was the home of the Ladies of Llangollen Lady Eleanor Butler and             

 Miss Sarah Ponsonby.  The romantic story of their elopement from their          

families in Ireland captured the imagination of Regency society.             



An exhibition at Plas Newydd features their story and includes some             

of their possessions.                                          


The house has picturesque gardens and a riverside walk,                  

a traditional tearoom and servant's room.                           


The tombstone of the famous Ladies of Llangollen at St Collens Church                    

                                                                                                                            

  Castell Dinas Bran Castle                                          

       


Also nearby is Chirk Castle run by the National Trust                        

               

Towards Corwen some 7 miles is the village of Carrog,                          

here there is a mound dating back                               

to the Welsh Prince Owain Glyndwr                               

who proclaimed himself Prince of Wales                       


In the main street in Corwen you will find the new statue recently                

erected by Denbighshire County Council of Owain Glyndwr                   

                          

Powis Castle & Gardens, near Welshpool / Y Trallwng           

A wonderful location, a fairy tale, this was the mightiest of all Marcher strongholds. The castle has one of the most fabulous gardens in Britain.

The gardens have terraces, unique lead statues,                   

landscaped avenues and walks.                                

The treasures of the castle were brought back from India.            


Erddig near Wrexham                                        

voted Britain's second finest stately home                              

in the Channel Five series "Britain's Finest"                             

The home contains a collection of portraits, photographs and verses   

 which record some of the people who worked on the estate         

and tells of the Yorke family who's family owned the home.         

            Some of the rooms include Laundry, Bake House, Agent's Office,      

and a Butler's Pantry.                                         


Upstairs the rooms contain original collections of 18th century furniture.

The other rooms are Dining Room, Saloon, Drawing Room, Nursery,    

State Bedroom, Chapel and the servant's quarters.                

There is also a small Chinese Room.                             


Outside, the estate buildings are Joiners & Blacksmiths.           

It also has a Saw Mill, Cart Shed's, Stable Yard, Tackroom, Carriages,  

Vintage Cycles and Cars.                                      


The walled garden is one of the most important surviving 18th century   garden's in Britain. It has rare fruit trees, canal, pond             

and a National Ivy Collection.                                   


   After your day out relax in our riverside restaurant with a glass of wine,         

as you admire the spectacular scenery from you table