The Ageless Traveller!
*Top Tip - Sturdy walking boots, flask of tea and warm clothing depending on time of year. Charge up the phone where you can, as you will be taking lots of photos.
Enjoy a 45 minute a boat trip on the Llangollen Canal with Jones the Boats (SAT NAV -LL20 7TG. On this trip you will go across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a World Heritage Site, over 30 thrilling metres above the River Dee. Their narrowboat, Eirlys has been a regular sight giving public boat trips on the Llangollen canal for over three decades enthralling rides.
Trips run daily from March to October - visit the website to find out more and how to book www.canaltrip.co.uk/
Distance- 3.3 miles by car
Enjoy a lunch at a gorgeous country pub at The West Arms Country Inn, Llanarmon (SAT NAV – LL20 7LD) serving local delicious home comfort food daily. From here you can start your Ceiriog Valley walk, just ask the friendly owners Nicky and Mark for details.
Walking Duration 3-4 hours, allow plenty of time to enjoy the amazing scenery and heritage.
*Top Tip- Ensure to visit www.chirkandtheceiriogvalley.co.uk/getting-about and download the APP which is an ibeacon trail that will take you through the history and natural wonders of the valley
Distance- 2.5 miles by car
*Or another option would be to visit the amazing Chirk Castle (SAT NAV– LL14 5AF) and immerse yourself in the history of this grand castle and take time to wander around the 5.5 acre gardens. During the year there are various events being held, so worth keeping an eye on their website and combine an experience event with a visit.
Open daily from 10-7pm
Prices vary depending on season; visit the website for more details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chirk-castle
Duration– allow at least 2 hours
Distance- 9.4 miles by car
For the evening, check into one of the luxury lodges at the Plassey Holiday Park (SAT NAV- LL13 0SP), complete with private hot tubs, nestled in the heart of the beautiful Dee Valley in North Wales.
On-site there is a golf course, retail outlets, indoor heated swimming pool, cycle paths, nature trails, restaurant and bar and lots more. www.plasseylodges.co.uk
This evening, relax, indulge and enjoy a dinner in The Shippon restaurant, located at Plassey.
After a hearty breakfast head to …….
Erddig (SAT NAV- LL13 0YT) and explore a much-loved home, garden and estate that sits on a dramatic escarpment above the winding Clywedog river, Erddig tells the 250-year story of a gentry family’s relationship with its servants. Discover the ‘cup and saucer’ cylindrical cascade or explore the earthworks of a Norman motte-and-bailey castle. A walk through the estate spans the earliest origins of Wrexham to the technology of an 18th-century designed landscape.
Opening Times and prices vary best to visit the website for details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/erddig
Distance- 3.3 miles by car
Lunch is a must at The Lemon Tree Restaurant with Rooms, Wrexham (SAT NAV– LL11 2LF)
Open daily, this is a perfect place to re-charge your batteries (and your phone), enjoy a lovely locally sourced meal or afternoon tea sitting within a stunning grade II listed neo-gothic building.
(Other options - Fat Boar/Ty Pawb/Wrexham Museum Café)
Distance - 0.9 miles by car
Discover local arts and culture at Ty Pawb, Wrexham (SAT NAV –LL13 8BY) in the afternoon. Check out their website for any details on events www.typawb.wales
Duration– allow at least an hour to really enjoy it!
Car Parking– is available on site from £2 per day.