LLANGOLLEN - 24/07/04

Llangollen in Wales was our destination yesterday (Sat 24/07/04). The town is located in the east of North Wales about 8 miles to the south west of Wrexham, to see a map of the area click here. The weather was dry but dull and cloudy.

The Llangollen Railway in photos above and views of the river Dee that flows through the town. Llangollen is an ancient market town and is one of North Wales' most popular tourist destinations.
Views from the trains above, we visit the railway during the themed Thomas Week (24th July to 1st August). There is lots to see and do around Llangollen as well as the railway, including the nearby Valle Crucis Abbey, a Victorian School and Museum and the picturesque Horseshoe Pass.
Glyndyfrdwy station in the photo on the left above. The photo on the right shows the Berwyn Chain Bridge Hotel and the Chain Bridge itself which looked like it had seen better days.
At the end of the railway line is the small village of Carrog, the station here is restored to what it would have looked like in the 1950's.
The Shropshire Union Canal is another big attraction at Llangollen, especially the horse drawn boat trips that operate from the wharf, as right photo above.


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