Llangollen is a small Welsh town that can be found in the north-east of the country. It has a great location on the banks of the pretty River Dee and at the foot of the Berwyn Mountains. The town attracts many holidaymakers every year looking to explore the natural landscapes that the area is famed for, while the large town of Wrexham is only a short drive away.
One of the major attractions in the area is the Eglwyseg Rocks, which are a limestone escarpment that runs all the way to Wrexham. A monument dedicated to the famous poet I.D. Hooson, who came from the nearby village of Rhosllanerchrugog, can be seen on the Panorama Walk. This runs close to the medieval castle, known as Castell Dinas Bran, that can be found on the top of a lofty hill overlooking the town.
Llangollen is well known in the area for its excellent slalom canoeing and kayaking facilities. The European Canoe Union, the British Canoe Union and the International Canoe Federation all regularly host events, and the River Dee provides the ideal base from which to enjoy all the local watersport offerings. Mountain bikers can explore the hilly areas in Llangollen while rugby union, cricket and football teams all play their games at Tower Fields.
The town was formerly a primary coaching stop and most of the surrounding fields have been used for sheep farming for hundreds of years. Wool and cotton factories were set up along the River Dee and while tourism is the largest industry in the town, agriculture still plays an important role.