Cloud Hill Bed and Breakfast

Local Attractions

  Chirk Castle is a magnificent Marcher Fortress built 700 years ago and lived in continuously since constructed. It is a National Trust property and is only a short walk of approx 45 mins across the fields from Cloud Hill. The land on which Cloud Hill is situated was once part of Chirk Castle Estate. Opening times differ throughout the seasons therefore it is always wise to check before visiting.
     
  The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is a world famous early industrial revolution cast iron and stone miracle of engineering. It was designed and constructed by Thomas Telford between 1795-1805 spanning the River Dee valley 1007 feet long 19 Arches and 126 feet high at its maximum. The Aqueduct carries the Llangollen Canal,walkers,and school children every day and is a definate must see, it is only 35 minutes walk along the canal from Cloud hill. This structure is the same Aqueduct featured in Fred Dibnah's television programmes and also the village is the home of the world famous Fron Male Voice Choir.
     
  Llangollen Wharf - In the centre of Llangollen, about 10 minutes by car from Cloud hill along the A5, you will find trips on the Thomas Telford narrow boat carrying passengers over the Froncysyllte Aqueduct and also trips by horse drawn canal boat along the feeder canal not used by power craft. Approximately 20 minutes walk from the wharf will bring you to the Horseshoe Falls, the crescent shaped wier on the River Dee near to the Chainbridge Hotel where refreshments may be purchased. You will also walk past Llangollens famous motor Museum.
     
  Chirk Aqueduct - Just outside Chirk also on the Llangollen Canal is the impressive combined rail and Thomas Telfords'Canal Aqueduct. The canal crosses the Ceiriog Valley and vanishes into a hillside tunnel almost quarter of a mile in length, a walk through the tunnel is an experience not to be missed. Whilst visiting the Ceiriog Valley it is always worth taking a short run by car up the valley to visit the West Arms a lovely old pub.
     
  The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is held every year. It is Llangollens' main event and is patronized by many countries from all over the world. There are competitions and concerts from world famous choirs and orchestras through to individual performances from young solo singers, folk dance and singing groups to satisfy even the most discerning tastes. If you are intending to visit at any of the events which are on for almost one week in early July, please book your accommodation very early in the year or you will be disappointed. UK Tel 01978 862001 or www.international-eisteddfod.co.uk
     
  Llangollens' own railway running steam and diesel locomotives over the most unbelievably picturesque scenery. From Llangollen to Carrog, 8 miles of breathtaking splendour. You can book a meal on the Berwyn Belle train or even hire your own train for a corporate function or group visit. The engine sheds can be visited by special arrangement. UK TEL 01978 860979 or Berwyn Belle 01978 860583
     
  Valle Crucis Abbey, a cistercian monastry founded in the 13th century is only two miles outside Llangollen and can be reached either by road or walking from the town along the canal bank. The Abbey is in the valley at the foot of the horseshoe pass. A short run by car up the road past the abbey will take you to the top of the horshoe pass from where on a clear day you can see the roof of North Wales, Mount Snowdon.