Holidays in Lake Vyrnwy, Llangollen and Vale of Clwyd North Wales cottages
Published: Thursday 5th Sep 2013
Written by: The Wales Cottage Holidays Team
North-east Wales is a great choice for your next cottage holiday. The area is easily reached from most regions of the UK and boasts great natural beauty, a sandy coastline and a rich history.
The lush Vale of Clwyd around Ruthin and Bala and Llanfyllin are excellent centres for exploring North and Mid Wales, with castles and other heritage sites, the Berwyns and Clwydian Hills. Visit picturesque medieval Ruthin, with the oldest surviving town house in Wales (1435), Ruthin Castle, a Gaol and the Craft Centre. Denbigh Castle and town walls, Mold for acclaimed Theatr Clwyd and Loggerheads Country Park.
Up along the North Wales coast are the resorts of Prestatyn and Rhyl, whose attractions include The Sun Centre, Seaquarium and botanical Garden, with nearby Bodelwyddan Castle and Bodrhyddan Hall. Llangollen hosts the International Eisteddfod in July, Valle Crucis Abbey is a Cistercian abbey built in 1201 and Dinas Bran Castle dates from the 1260s. Visit Plas Newydd, Llangollen Canal and Railway, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Chirk Castle, Erddig Hall and go Mountain Biking at Coed Llandegla.
Bala is a small market town at the north end of Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake), internationally renowned for white water rafting at The National Whitewater Centre. Llanfyllin lies on the River Cain by the Berwyn Mountains and is where the church of St Myllin was founded in the C7th. To the west is spectacular Lake Vyrnwy with RSPB visitor centre, woodland trail and a sculpture trail. And near Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant you’ll find Pistyll Rhaeadr, the tallest single drop waterfall in the UK.