If you’re visiting Tyn Dwr Hall as a couple or a wedding guest, why not stay a little longer and explore our fabulous surroundings.
Tyn Dwr Hall is located on the outskirts of Llangollen, a small town situated in North Wales on the River Dee. The town is part of the Dee Valley and located in a listed area of outstanding natural beauty.
There is much to see and do in and around the town of Llangollen and we’ve drawn up some suggestions to get your itinerary started!
Our team of wedding managers are on hand to help with any questions you may have ahead of your visit and can recommend local restaurant and accommodation providers for wider wedding party guests and those staying on to enjoy the local area.
Llangollen, a history lesson
There are many historical sites to visit in the town, including the Valle Crucis Abbey which dates back to the 12th century and was founded by Prince Madog ap Gruffydd and the ‘white monks’ of the Cistercian order.
Plas Newydd is a stone built house converted into a gothic ‘fantasy’ by its most famous inhabitants – ‘The Ladies of Llangollen’. The ladies ran away from the life they were expected to live in Ireland in 1778 to set up a new life and home in Wales. The house has been welcoming visitors since the arrival of Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby in 1780 who lived there for the next 50 years. Indeed their notable visitors included The Duke of Wellington, Wordsworth, Shelley, Sir Walter Scott and Josiah Wedgewood.
The nearby Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is a sight to behold. Built between 1795 and 1808, the aqueduct is a true feat of British engineering and proved integral during the British Industrial Revolution.
Enjoy an evening walk up Castell Dinas Bran. Dating back to the 12th century, the walk up to the castle is a steep climb, but worth it for the spectacular views over the town.
Fancy yourself as a bit of a daredevil? There are plenty of outdoor activities on offer in and around Llangollen, including white water rafting, canoeing or tubing on the River Dee. For something a little less rapid, why not try a spot of paddle boarding on the canal – our Wedding Managers Shannon and Emily can often be found meandering down the canal after work and might even offer to join you.
Back on dry land, there are many walks through the town, the surrounding Dee Valley and nearby Berwyn Mountains and Clwydian Range. Perhaps most impressive is the Panorama walk to World’s End. The walk follows the Offa’s Dyke Path for part of the way, with fabulous views.
Somewhere to rest your head
Did you know, Tyn Dwr Hall offer a staycation experience! Stay in Tyn Dwr Cottage, our Glamping Yurts, Coach House or the main hall, enjoy the grounds of the hall and its tranquil setting. Should our accommodation be booked up or unavailable due to scheduled weddings, there are some great accommodation options available in the town including Manorhaus and The Wild Pheasant.
With plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars, you’ll be spoilt for choice when visiting Llangollen. Porters Delicatessen showcases some of the best produce from the local area and is an excellent place to purchase gifts for loved ones.
The Three Eagles Bar & Grill is part of our parent company One Hundred Knights and rated number one on Trip Advisor. An excellent place to enjoy a bite to eat or some celebratory cocktails, it’ll leave you craving a return visit!