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MOTHER’S DAY 2017

Sunday March 26th – 12 noon – 4.00pm

Treat your mum to afternoon tea or a three course lunch at The Wild Pheasant Hotel and Spa

In the newly refurbished Brasserie or GLASSHOUSE

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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There is lots to see and do at all times of the year in North Wales and Llangollen has a lot to offer. The Wild Pheasant Hotel and Llangollen Spa is the perfect base for exploring Llangollen and the nearby North Wales countryside. Blessed with some of the best views in The United Kingdom you are close by to Betws y Coed, The North Wales Coast and even Chester, Wrexham and Shewsbury are just short drives away.

Why not take a trip on The Llangollen Canal taking in the spectacular views of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct built by Thomas Telford or  take a leisurely trip on a horse drawn boat taking in all the sights. At The Llangollen Railway you can enjoy a bygone time and even meet Thomas The Tank Engine! The Railway is run by volunteers and operates trains along the banks of the River Dee from Llangollen to Carrog through some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK.

Take an easy walk along the towpath of The Llangollen Canal or through the bustling, historic town of Llangollen. This beautiful town boasts a steam railway, horse-drawn canal boat trips, historic buildings including the Castle and the Abbey, white-water canoeing and spectacular walks for all ages and abilities. Just a short distance along the canal in the other direction is the most dramatic sight on the whole of the UK’s canal system, Thomas Telford’s Pontcysyllte Aqueduct carries the canal over a distance of 1000 feet at a height of 126 feet over the valley below. (Boat trips over the aqueduct are available)

Visit Plas Newydd,Home of the Ladies of Llangollen (1780-1829), celebrated countrywide as their romantic friendship became known throughout Regency society. The house retains the Gothic features they introduced, while the grounds contain the peace and tranquillity they sought. Stable Tea Room also available. Or delve into history with Valle CrucisAbbey, Valley of the Cross, takes its name from the nearby 9th century Pillar of Eliseg. A visit to this fascinating site evokes the lives of the Cistercian Monks. The Abbey lies serenely two miles outside Llangollen at the foot of the Horseshoe Pass.

Spectacular scenery, mountains, waterfalls, cascading rivers, canals, horse-drawn boats, steam railways, slate mines, ancient history, industrial history, historic buildings, excellent walks for all ages and fitness are just some of the delights that await you. North Wales also has a spectacular coastline and it is all so easily accessible using our hotel as a base.

As well as hosting The International Eisteddfod every July, Llangollen is also the festival capital of Wales with events at The Royal Pavilion throughout the year.

We list just a few of the local attractions here, but in the residents lounge we carry a huge range of free information leaflets covering places and events all over North Wales. All are within easy travelling distance of The Bryn Howel. We also have an arrangement with the exceptional Llangollen Golf Club if you wish to enjoy a game during your stay.

This beautiful natural environment is ideal for all kinds of outdoor activity. A cluster of excellent golf courses surrounds us, the River Dee supports salmon fishing and canoeing and the walks and cycle routes available for all ages and abilities are breathtaking.

The work of Thomas Telford is seen at it’s best with the Llangollen Canal and the famous 1000 foot long Ponycysyllte aqueduct passing high above the valley. For those interested in
industrial history there is a great deal to see throughout North Wales most of which has been well preserved.
The famous Horseshoe Pass offers stunning views over a large area and is close to the famous National Trust properties of Plas Newydd and Erddig Hall plus a great selection of well-preserved castles. Horse riding is a popular way to explore the forestry tracks and husky dog trails are also becoming more popular. Organised shooting is also available in season.

Whatever your age or mobility there is so much to do and the excellent food that we offer will keep you coming back for more.
Award-winning chefs prepare delicious food from fresh local Welsh produce that is delivered daily. The people of North Wales expect value for money, which means you will be pleasantly surprised by our modest prices.

For a full list of everything to do and see in the area click here