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The Best Walks In Llangollen

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of North Wales, Llangollen offers a treasure trove of enchanting walks waiting to be explored. From the historic ruins of Castell Dinas Bran to the serene beauty of the Horseshoe Falls, each trail unveils a unique blend of natural wonders and cultural heritage. Join us on a North Wales adventure along the best walks and hikes in Llangollen.

Castell Dinas Bran

Best walks in Llangollen

Perched on top of a rugged hill overlooking Llangollen, Castell Dinas Bran is steeped in centuries of Welsh history. The ruins of this ancient castle offer not only a glimpse into the past but also panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Visit Castell Dinas Bran at sunrise or sunset and you’ll soon see why this is a favourite walk in Llangollen. It presents a magical experience, where history and natural beauty converge to create an unforgettable hike.

Distance: 6.5km/4mile steep walk from the town of Llangollen. To reach Castell Dinas Bran in a short 20-minute walk, there is a lay-by with limited parking on Panorama Walk.

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Horseshoe Falls

Best walks in llangollen

Tucked away in the serene countryside near Llangollen, Horseshoe Falls is a tranquil spot renowned for its natural beauty. As the River Dee gracefully cascades over the horseshoe-shaped weir, visitors are treated to a soothing symphony of rushing water and lush greenery. It’s a lovely spot to stop for a picnic. Paired with a walk along the canal, beside the horse drawn boats, can make for a lovely day out.

Parking: Horseshoe Falls Car Park, LL20 8BN

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Pontcysyllte Aquaduct

best walks in llangollen

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, named as ‘the stream in the sky’ and the most captivating UNESCO World Heritage Site in the world, is a place not to be missed. Being the longest and highest aqueduct in the UK, it’s not for the feint hearted. But if you can tolerate heights, it makes for a truly memorable walk. Its towering arches, spanning the River Dee, provide a breathtaking backdrop for leisurely stroll while enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. There’s a lovely walk starting from Ty Mawr Country Park which takes about 2 hours at a leisurely pace.

Distance: 6.4km/4 miles

Parking: For the Aqueduct: Queen Street, LL14 3SG, or for the walk: Ty Mawr Country Park, LL14 3PE

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Llangollen History Trail

best walks in llangollen

For a longer walk, the Llangollen History Trail offers a captivating journey through the town’s rich heritage. Wanderers can explore historic landmarks including the medieval ruins of Castell Dinas Brân, the Horseshoe Falls, the remains of Llantysilio Church, the serene beauty of the River Dee and weave through the heart of the enchanting Welsh town of Llangollen.

Distance: 9.5km /6 miles

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