We have a wealth of local knowledge to share with you. There are attractions and activities available all seasons in the Dee Valley.

Some suggestions:

Snowdrop walks at Llantysilio Church and Chirk Castle - February.

The Lek of the Black Grouse on nearby moors of Llandegla RSPB - April/May.

Salmon, trout and grayling fishing on the River Dee.

Golf at the Vale of Llangollen Golf Club.

Llangollen Food Festival - October.

Llandudno, Conwy, Betys-y-Coed, Chester and Liverpool are all within a one hour drive from Bryn Meirion B&B.

We are only 10-15 minutes walk from the Pavillion where the International Eisteddfod plays host to musicians and dancers from across the globe. Llangollen becomes extremely busy during the Llangollen Eisteddfod, so we strongly recommend you book early.

The Llangollen Steam Railway is located beside the historic Dee Bridge in Llangollen and journeys 10 miles through the picturesque Dee Valley.

The railway is located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and this is evident as you follow the river Dee to Corwen. Visit Llangollen Railway and see how train travel used to be.

Dinas Bran translates as Crow City in English, but it is usually known as 'Crow Castle', 'Hill of the Crow' or 'Bran’s Stronghold'. Castell Dinas Bran is set high above Llangollen, on the North side of the River Dee, and can be seen for miles around and is one of several Castles in North Wales.

It was first fortified in the Iron Age and the remains of these defensive earthworks can still be seen. The first castle on the site is thought to date from the 8th century AD. The castle which stands today was probably built in the late 1260’s by Gruffyd Maelor II, son of Madog ap Gruffyd Maelor I. In 1277 it was besieged and captured by an English army under the command of the Earl of Lincoln. He reduced the castle to a ruin. Edward I did consider restoring the castle, but never did, and Castell Dinas Bran has remained a picturesque ruin ever since.

Also nearby: Chirk Castle

Just a few miles this side of the Wales-English border, about 20 minutes drive away, Chirk Castle is owned by the National Trust.

There are a wealth of things to do in the great outdoors in and around Llangollen from white water rafting to mountain biking and rock climbing to kayaking.


ProAdventure will satisfy any Adrenelin Junkie's wants and needs. Operating all year round, Pete Carol and the team will help organise an action packed holiday for you.

They are only a 25 minute walk, through Llangollen, from our Bed and Breakfast. They have a retail shop that allows you to buy new gear or get advice on the latest bit of equipment.

Mountain Biking At Llandegla

One of the largest Mountain Biking facilities in North Wales is run by One Planet Adventure at Llandegla, just 15 minutes drive away. There are 4 routes that can cater for riders of all ages and abilities. Starting with a gentle 5K, suitable for familes and gradually increasing in length and difficulty through to 21K of black run.