Gladfest – Festival in Hawarden, Flintshire – Go North Wales


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 Serpent), broadcaster Sally Magnusson (Where Memories Go: Why Dementia Changes Everything), journalist and biographer Kathryn Hughes (Victorians Undone), Gladfest friend Francesca Haig (The Forever Ship) and BBC Official Historian Jean Seaton (Pinkoes and Traitors).

We also welcome a number of the country’s brightest breakthrough talents including Dan Richards (Climbing Days), Natasha Pulley (The Bedlam Stacks), Joanna Cannon (The Trouble with Goats and Sheep) and Tara Guha (Untouchable Things), and there’ll be an exclusive rehearsed reading of their new adaptation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya from Theatr Clwyd.

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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.

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

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

Source: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct – Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Llangollen Railway

A great day out for all the family

THE ONLY STANDARD GAUGE HERITAGE RAILWAY IN NORTH WALES. Llangollen railway is a heritage railway located beside the historic Dee Bridge (built in 1345) in Llangollen and journeys 10 miles through the picturesque Dee Valley to the town of Corwen. The line follows the River Dee, classed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), for […]

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Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod 3 – 9 July 2017

Every summer since 1947 Llangollen has staged one of the world’s most inspirational cultural festivals. Each year around 4,000 performers and as many as 50,000 visitors converge on this beautiful small Welsh town and its International Pavilion; to sing and dance in a unique combination of competition, performance, and international peace and friendship.

If you’d like to be part of this special event, Hall Farm Holiday Cottages are just a 15 minute drive from Llangollen. Contact us to book your stay

Source: Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod 3 – 9 July

Chirk Castle, Walk with the Head Gardener, for Festival of Gardens North Wales

Tuesday 31 May 2016

 A perfect opportunity to find out more about Chirk Castle’s fantastic gardens with two guided walks lead by the Head Gardener.

Meet up for a free cup of tea/coffee first and a chance to find out about the history of Chirk’s gardens, and then take a leisurely guided walk through to look at how the gardens are managed  today.