Win a legendary break for two to North East Wales

Year of Legends 2017 - North East Wales


North East Wales with its rolling hills, historic castle, unrivalled scenery and beautiful beaches can create the perfect break.

2017 marks the Year of Legends in North East Wales and is packed full of adventure, with brilliant attractions, events and activities, celebrating the epic past, present and future of its legendary locations.

A visit to the North East of Wales can have you exploring the heritage, landscapes, arts, culture and the food and drink. And with their 12 legendary journeys there's something for everyone, from town centre strolls and days on the water to long distance trails.

Visit North East Wales and make your own legendary memories
with an abundance of things to see and do...

Stunning Castles

There are 641 castles in Wales, more per square mile than anywhere on earth
and North East Wales has more than its fair share of stunning castles and historic ruins.

Brooding magnificently beside rivers, crowning craggy hills or towering over market towns, they’re a constant reminder of the legend-haunted past. They come in all shapes, sizes and states of repair. Some were lofty fortresses built by Welsh princes, while others were symbols of English conquest, and they’re all part of the epic story of North East Wales.

Visit special ones such as Chirk, Denbigh and Rhuddlan and
ruins such as Castell Dinas Bran.

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History, culture and more

The town of Corwen is the ancestral home of Welsh hero, Owain Glyndwˆr. You’ll find a magnificent life-size statue of him astride his battle horse in the town square and three miles away is the mound from which he launched his revolt against English rule in 1400. He's known as the “Father of modern Wales” and after disappearing in 1415 is rumoured to be sleeping until the time of his county’s greatest need. He's celebrated every year on 16th September on Owain Glyndwˆr Day.

You can discover all the history of Welsh heroes, towns, cultures and more at the Mold Museum where you can also see the Mold Gold Cape, one of the world’s great Bronze age treasures.

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Epic Landscapes

The landscapes of North East Wales are simply epic. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and 11 miles of the Llangollen Canal are a World Heritage Site and the 870-mile Wales Coast Path is a site to behold as it touches many beaches and promenades.

You've also the beautiful scenery of Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail, the Dee Valley and the purple hills of the Clwydian Range too.

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Land of Adventure

The Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is perfect for any adventurer to explore. With windswept hilltops, heather moorland, limestone crags and wooded valleys, it’s one of the least discovered yet easiest to explore of Britain’s finest landscapes and is ideal for cyclists and mountain bikers.

There's also the Llangollen-Corwen Heritage Railways, Gronant Dunes and the golden sands at Rhyl and Prestatyn to enjoy.

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Epic thinking

North East Wales may be an ancient landscape, with history and myth wherever you look. But it’s also a land of epic thinking and creativity everywhere you go, there are bright new ideas in very old places.

You’ll find the leading craft gallery in Wales, a fine English language theatre and one of the greatest celebrations of world music anywhere. You might even hear singing down the pub, especially if the rugby is on because they don’t reserve their culture for festivals – it happens every day.

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Food Heroes

The recipe for food is simple: first-rate ingredients, cooked with skill by passionate people. They’re famous for their lamb, their Welsh Black beef and their champion cheeses – and they’re at the forefront of the craft ale revolution.

Visit the first micropub in North Wales – Mold Alehouse, or do the The Clwydian Range Food Trail, which takes you on a journey through some of their most spectacular countryside and introduces you to the makers of its most delicious food and drink.

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Go on one of their 12 legendary journeys
12 epic ideas to get you started on your trip to North East

Explore nature - Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail, Wales Coast Path, Corwen town trail, Moel Arthur, Ceiriog Valley Walk & Coed Llandegla Forest

Sites to see - St Winefride’s Well, Jubilee Tower, Flintshire Leisure Tour & Castell Dinas Brân

Fun for the family - Larry the Lizard & The stream in the sky

Find out more about all 12 journeys here

Download the Year Of Legends Brochure and
the 12 Legendary Journeys Brochure here

Win a brilliant weekend in North East Wales

With so much on offer in the North East of Wales we're offering you a two-night break for two, from 3rd to 6th July, so you can discover and explore until your heart's content.

You'll stay for two nights in Wrexham, complete with breakfast each morning, and sit down to delicious meals at the Fat Boar and the Lemon Tree. You can also enjoy some of the best local music as we'll also include two day tickets for the Llangollen International Music Festival Eisteddfod. Plus we'll give you two tickets for the 30 minute boat crossing of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct too.

For the chance to win this break for two just answer the question below before 23:59 on Monday 8th May.


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