Llangollen is a splendid town in North East Wales, on the River Dee and in a steep valley.
The town is best known for its International Musical Eisteddfod, based on mediaeval bardic contests and first staged in its modern form in 1947, as an attempt to heal the wounds of the Second World War.
St. Collen's Church, dedicated to the local saint after whom the town is named, has a fine tower.
The Dee, sometimes a furious river at this point, is crossed by a 14th century bridge.
Just beyond the bridge is Llangollen Station, the terminus of a steam railway which runs along the valley. Nearby is the Canal Museum, beside the Llangollen branch of the Shropshire Union Canal, and there is also a Motor Museum.
Plas Newydd is a striking black and white house, the home from 1780 of Miss Sarah Ponsonby and Lady Eleanor Butler, the pair known as the Ladies of Llangollen.