Dee Valley Breaks

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Explore the area

The lodge is the perfect base to explore and discover everything North Wales has to offer, with a wide range of landscapes, activities and attractions, there’s an adventure waiting for everyone.

Llangollen Chainbridge

Experience the thrills of outdoor pursuits, from mountain biking at One Planet or Coed y Brenin, walking and hiking in stunning scenery in the Dee Valley, Clwydian Range, Berwyn Mountains, or the gateway to Snowdonia National Park is only 25 minutes if it’s a challenge you’re after! You can access the Dee Valley Way less than 100m from the lodge. Try the many water activities available on the River Dee, the Canal in Llangollen or Bala Lake, or for an adrenaline fuelled experience, Zip World and Surf Snowdonia are less than one hour away!

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The Dee Valley is brimming with local history to discover. In Llangollen, walk up to the ruins of Castell Dinas Bran Castle, or take a ride on the Llangollen Steam Railway to Corwen – Glyndyfrdwy station is less than a mile from the lodge! Stop off at the Berwyn Station where you can walk over the Chain Bridge above the River Dee and take a picnic to the Horseshoe Falls. Stand Up Paddle Board or take a trip on the Horse Drawn Canal Boat along the Llangollen Canal World Heritage Site, or kayak over Thomas Telfords’ Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Take a stroll around Plas Newydd in Llangollen and learn about the Ladies of Llangollen, Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby or visit the evocative ruins of Valley Crusis Abbey. Discover the fascinating history of Owain Glyndwr, Lord of Glyndyfrdwy, who took the title Prince of Wales in 1400 – Owain Glyndwr’s Mount can be seen off the A5. In Glyndyfrdwy you’ll find a charming and beautiful walk up Pandy, where you’ll find slate works and beautiful scenery.

Chirk Castle and Erddig National Trust properties are just 25 mins away.

After a busy day, retreat to the lodge, and look for the stars while you unwind in the hot tub.

Towns

Llangollen

Llangollen

The beautiful bustling town of Llangollen.

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Corwen

Old Market Town of Corwen.

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Bala

The gateway to Snowdonia National Park, Bala.

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Places to Eat

There’s a range of eateries to enjoy just a short drive from the lodge, here are some of our favourites!

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The Three Eagles

Fine dining

Llangollen’s newest bar and restaurant! The Three Eagles is a newly refurbished historic Inn with an eclectic contemporary restaurant menu celebrating local ingredients and producers. They also have a more casual dining experience on offer at their Woodshed Kitchen and Bar, available in the Courtyard and Bar areas. Be sure to sample a cocktail in the Eyrie too! Open every day for lunch and dinner, bar open until 11pm.

Reservations: 01978 869 595
Llangollen:
10 minute drive

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Pale Hall

Pale Hall

Fine dining

For an exceptional culinary experience try one of the many dining options at Pale Hall. From a 10 or 6 course tasting menu, afternoon tea, classics menu or the lunch menu available.

Reservations: 01678 530 285

Llandderfel: 25 mins drive

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Old Wives Tales

Excellent restaurant

A warm welcome awaits at this restaurant serving Portuguese & Welsh cuisine, where food is cooked from scratch, using fresh, local ingredients. If you book a table, it’s yours for the evening. Open at 5pm Tues - Sat and Bank Holiday Mondays, with ‘Music and Food Evenings’ and ‘Foodie Nights’.

Reservations: 07413 965 625

Corwen: 10 minute drive

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The Cornmill

Excellent restaurant

A warm welcome awaits This bustling ‘old mill’ was lovingly converted into a pub with many architectural features of the mill retained. The Cornmill prides itself on quality fresh ingredients and preparing, cooking and presenting them in a modern but unpretentious way; with British dishes complemented by more exotic influences from other parts of the world. The decks outside are built directly over the mill race and the rapids, and on the opposite bank of the river, steam trains arrive and leave from the restored station. Open every day, serving lunch and dinner.

Reservations: 01978 869 555

Llangollen: 10 minute drive

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The Grouse Inn

Country pub

Award winning country pub, offering traditional pub food. Great to combine with a trip on the Llangollen Railway! The Grouse has a large beer garden overlooking the River Dee, with free parking to the rear of the pub.

Reservations: 01490 430 272

Carrog: 5/10 minute drive, 1 stop on the steam train, or an hours walk along the country lanes

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Rhug Estate

Shop and Farm

If you’re looking to take home some excellent quality welsh produce, pencil in a visit to the Rhug Estate Organic Farm Shop or sample some freshly made food at one of their eateries, including the first Farm Drive Thru! Just a 10/15 min drive away

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