Llangollen A History



The history of Llangollen is told with wonderful images of the town and the beautiful Dee Valley. The town’s development is charted from its origins as a religious settlement in the 7th century to its present day role as a centre of culture and tourism. Llangollen is blessed with the myths and legends of St. Collen, Valle Crucis Abby, Eliseg’s Pillar and Castell Dinas Bran.

The history of the Ladies of Llangollen and their home Plas Newydd is yet another remarkable story. The 17th and 18th century coaching inns demonstrate how this gateway to Wales has long been a popular stopping off point for travellers.

Today it is a favourite destination for tourists and day trippers, many of whom are drawn by the rich heritage of the town.
Llangollen’s strong connections with its past are kept alive by St. Collen’s Church, the Bridge, the Railway, the Canel and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
The International Musical Eisteddfod has made Llangollen a centre of culture not just for Wales or Great Britain, but for the World.

Includes music by the Llangollen Male Voice Choir.