A visit to Llangollen would be nigh on impossible without taking in the sight of the Llangollen Railway. Whether you stand on the beautiful Dee Bridge and take in the steam trains coming and going, wander onto the platform for a coffee, or decide to buy a ticket and experience the 10-mile journey upstream, following the River Dee for much of the journey, until Corwen. The scenery is utterly spectacular. Stations on the line are Llangollen, Berwyn, Glyndyfrdwy, Carrog and Corwen – all of traditional Victorian design.
Llangollen Heritage Railway was started in 1975 by a group of enthusiasts who saw the potential for a scenic heritage line through the Dee Valley. Their original vision grew into what you can see today. The old main line from Ruabon to Barmouth had closed to passengers in 1965, and to freight in 1968.
Nearest car park + postcode: Llangollen carparks:
The Royal International Pavilion, Llangollen – Pay & Display -LL20 8SW
Market Street Car Park, Llangollen – Pay & Display – LL20 8PS
East Street Car Park, Llangollen – Pay & Display – LL20 8RB
Mill Street Car Park, Llangollen – Pay & Display – LL20 8RQ
Nearest rail station: Chirk or Ruabon
Nearest town: Llangollen
The Station, Abbey Road, Llangollen, LL20 8SN