Don’t forget a journey on the Llangollen Heritage Railway one of the major tourist attractions in North Wales. Ten miles of beautiful scenery between Llangollen to Corwen and a journey on the train is one of the best ways to see the stunning views of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in comfort. Buy a rover ticket, study the time table and spend the day exploring the local Dee Valley area.
Visit Conwy town and castle and walk along the castle walls that surround it - wow! The views once you are up and walking along the castle walls are amazing, brings to life the history of the day the castle was built. Well worth a visit.
On the hillside above Corwen is Pen y Pigyn and its monument, built to commemorate the marriage of Edward, Prince of Wales in 1863.
There are lovely views form the top, you can see the Church of St Mael and St Sulien and you can see COPS. Legend says that the dagger mark in the stone lintel above the south door of the church was made by a dagger thrown by the Welsh hero Owain Glyndwr from Pen y Pigyn! In the woodland, near a lovely waterfall, you can see the Gorsedd stone circle, constructed in 1919 for the druid opening ceremony of the National Eisteddfod. You can continue to walk further up to the reservoir and on to the Berwyn Mountains and Liberty Hall.
This scheduled Ancient Monument built between 600BC and 43AD overlooks Corwen town and can be seen from Corwen Old Police Station and Court House.
Unlike most hillforts, Caer Drewyn has walls of stone, rather than the more typical earthen banks and ditches. The fort is composed of a huge rampart with entrances on the north-east and south. Stand and marvel at the size the structure must once have been and admire the views over the valley.
Give yourself 1-2 hours.
During your stay in Corwen visit our museum. This small & welcoming museum has exhibits about the history, heritage and culture of Corwen and Edeyrnion from prehistoric times to the present day.
The museum is run by volunteers and entry is free of charge, although donations can be given. Enjoy reading about some of the towns buildings and the people who lived and worked in them, admire the windows depicting the travellers who, through time, have passed through the town.