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