Here’s a (short) list of things to do when you come to stay at Hall Farm Cottages. It’s not an exhaustive (or exhausting) list. But it does highlight some of our local treasures.
Llangollen: where Wales Welcomes the World. The International Musical Eisteddfod is one event you should definitely go to at least once in your life. Llangollen is also home to Dinas Bran Castle, the Ladies of Llangollen and Valle Crucis Abbey.
While you’re there, take a boat trip down the canal and walk across Telford’s Aqueduct at Pontcysyllte, the ‘River in the Sky’ and a World Heritage Site.
Chirk Castle is another ‘must ‘see’ with fabulous wooded walks . Completed in 1310, Chirk is the last Welsh castle from the reign of Edward I that’s still lived in today. Don’t miss the medieval tower and dungeon, 17th-century Long Gallery, grand 18th-century state apartments, servants’ hall and historic laundry (which is a lot more fun than it sounds!).
Erddig House – an atmospheric house, featuring a 1,200-acre country park to walk in and formal walled garden, Erddig is one of Britain’s finest historic houses. And it’s less than 6 miles away.
Chester: just over the border, a great Roman and Medieval walled city. A city that is nearly 2000 years old. You can walk the walls, stroll down by the river or shop in the famous Rows, a unique blend of medieval and modern.
Eglwyseg Mountain: the area is best known for the stunning limestone escarpment, the Eglwyseg Rocks. Where else could you walk to World’s End? A real place, and part of a walk that’s parallel to Offa’s Dyke.
Coed Llandegla Mountain Bike Trails for all abilities and a beautiful place to walk