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The North East of Wales is being discovered by more and more people. From the famous town of Llangollen to the Berwyn Mountains overlooking the Vale of Clwyd and the north coast beaches. There's a range of things to see and do, a great place to holiday!

The most famous town in the area is Llangollen, an attractive town built on the river Dee and surrounded by hills with the remains of iron age forts, a castle and Vale Crucis Abbey. This was also an important area during the industrial revolution and great construction projects created a canal and railway to carry goods through the area. These are still in use today but purely for leisure purposes, the Llangollen Steam Railway attracts many visitors throughout the year to various events and the canal system is a great way to explore the countryside with high up views from the Pontcysyllte aqueduct.

If you are looking for a more active holiday than canal boats or trains there are plenty of walking routes around Llangollen, the Dee Valley and the Clywydian Range. This range of hills stretches Northwards from Llangollen towards the coast and forms the eastern side of the Vale of Clwyd.

North East Wales also has some great beaches. A sandy beach streaches from the Point of Ayr Lighthouse at Talacre all the way west along the coast to the towns of Prestatyn and Rhyl, easily travelled by bike or on foot using the Wales Coast path which continues all the way around the coast to Cardiff and the Bristol Channel. 

For more things to do in the area see our list of things to do and for great places to stay click here.

Location

Only a short drive from Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham and you find yoursef in an area of beautiful countryside, peace and fresh air.

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Vale Of Llangollen 1 Vale of Llangollen Golf Club

Llangollen isn’t only famous for its beautiful beaches and being the host of the International Eisteddfod – no; golfers know Llangollen as one of the premier destinations in North Wales for a good round or two of golf.

Valle Crucis Abbey 2 Around Valle Crucis Abbey

Just outside of Llangollen in the valley, you will find the spectacular ruins of the Valle Crucis Abbey, built all the way back in 1201 by Prince Madog ap Gruffydd Maelor. The abbey was dissolved during the 1527 Dissolution of the Monasteries and has been falling into disrepair ever since, though it is now operated by Cadw, who are keeping it in fine form for visitors.

Pontcysllte Aquaduct Pontcysyllte

Built by civil engineer Thomas Telford in 1805 to carry the canal across the River Dee, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct stands at an impressive 38 metres (126 feet) high, making it the highest canal aqueduct ever built.

Walking On Offas Dyke Path Overlooking The Vale Of Llangollen Cottages in North Wales Borderlands

Base yourself in North East Wales to make the most of the beautiful countryside, historic sites, walking and cycling, beaches and general relaxing! 

Dog on the beach Pet Friendly Cottages

All of these cottages accept pets so all the family can come on holiday together. North Wales is a great place for dogs with plenty of open space if needed. There's no extra charge either!

Blaen Y Nant Driveway 2 Cottages in Snowdonia

Choose a cottage in the Snowdonia area for qucik access into the Snowdonia National Park. From remote cottages overlooked by soaring mountains to cottages in small villages you can find the right level of "countryside" for you.