Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Llangollen and the Railway

I went on another of Woods Coaches trips recently, this time to Llangollen in North Wales.

Woods are the Leicester company from whom I hire coaches for my own excursions, so of course I am well aware that they are a very good company.

Yes, it is something of a busman`s holiday for me, but I enjoy visiting interesting places, and of course when it`s somebody else`s trip I have no responsibilities!

On this occasion, once we had left St. Margarets Bus Station in Leicester we travelled Westwards, and made a stop at Norton Canes Services on the M6 Toll road, where I stoked up with a good breakfast.

Upon arrival in Llangollen, I had a very pleasant stroll along the towpath of the Shropshire Union Canal, enjoying a really good ice cream. I also visited St. Collen`s Church and the interesting Llangollen Museum.

While in the town I had a coffee and teacake at a first class tea shop named the Buttered Crust.

Part of the trip was a ride on the Llangollen Railway. This starts at Llangollen Station, just across the River Dee bridge from the town centre. A steam train took us on a nostalgic journey as far as Carrog and back.

Then on the way back we stopped at Norton Canes again.

And all in all it was, as I had confidently anticipated, a very nice day.