Gladfest – Festival in Hawarden, Flintshire – Go North Wales

Gladfest

Gladfest 2017

Gladfest is the UK’s friendliest literary festival in its only residential library!

The festival is five years old this year and we have an extra special lineup to celebrate…

Big names include TV historian Diarmaid MacCulloch (All Things Made New: The Reformation), Sarah Perry (The Essex

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Classic Transport Weekend – Saturday 1st July 2017 – Llangollen Railway

Classic Transport Weekend  Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July 2017 This weekend event incorporates a nostalgic travel back in time to the classic transport of the day. With an intensive Timetable of Steam, Diesel and Heritage Railcars and a classic bus service running between Glyndyfrdwy and Corwen (10am to 5pm), along with a vintage vehicle display at Glyndyfrdwy. This is […]

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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct – Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct , full name in Welsh: Traphont Ddŵr Pontcysyllte) is a navigable aqueduct that carries the Llangollen Canal over the valley of the River Dee in Wrexham County Borough in north east Wales. Completed in 1805, it is the longest and highest aqueduct in Great Britain, a Grade I Listed Building.

Dare you cross it? And can you do it without looking down?

Designed and built by Thomas Telford and Williams Jessop, Pontcysyllte means ‘the bridge that connects’ and is ‘the jewel in the crown’ of our World Heritage Site, a magnet for those who want to experience one of the most remarkable achievements of the industrial revolution.
You can walk across Pontcysyllte, or save your legs and take a leisurely boat ride or why not hire a boat for the day or longer from one of  the businesses based at Trevor Basin.

A great day out for all the family – don’t forget your camera for the stunning views of the Dee Valley

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