Our guests from Austin, Texas had a wonderful day out in Llangollen last sunday.

Starting off in a white water raft on the River Dee, our guests splashed down the white water rapids and under the 16th century bridge into the centre of Llangollen.

Next it was off to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct – the highest canal aqueduct in the world with UNESCO World heritage Site status. Towering 126 feet over the River Dee, the aqueduct was built by Thomas Telford between 1795 and 1805 to carry limestone from the quarries above Llangollen to the industrial heartlands of the Midlands.

A hike up to the viewpoint of Castell Dinas Bran followed for a visit to the 12th century castle that dominates the skyline above the beautiful Vale of Llangollen.

After a couple of hours exploring the quaint shops and eateries in Llangollen, our guests boarded the steam train for a trip down the valley on the Llangollen Heritage Railway before the short journey back to the magnificent Pale Hall Hotel for some much-needed rest and pampering.

Llangollen really is the jewel in the crown of North East Wales.