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Stay A While in Corwen!


The picturesque market town of Corwen sits at the foot of the Berwyn Mountains at the western end of the Dee Valley. Only an hour or so from the Midlands and the cities of England’s North-West, Corwen is an excellent base for tourism; to explore Snowdonia and the rest of North Wales or to stay close by and enjoy Corwen, Bala, Ruthin or Llangollen. View of Corwen from Pen-y-Pigyn

There’s been a settlement on this bend of the River Dee since ancient times but the history of the area (and much local pride) is tied up with the revolutionary figure of Owain Glyndwr.

The dramatic life-size bronze statue of Owain on his battle horse which stands on Corwen square was installed in September 2007.

painting of Old Corwen
In more recent times Thomas Telford’s London to Holyhead road – the modern A5 – made Corwen an important staging post for travellers to and from England and Ireland; leading to the town being known as ‘The Crossroads of North Wales’. A tradition of hospitality can still be enjoyed by the weary traveller in the excellent and varied pubs, hotels and B&Bs. A5 London Road in Corwen

With walks both easy and demanding, climbing opportunities, mountain bike trails and access to all kinds of sporting activities from fishing and shooting to rally cars; the natural beauty of the area can be experienced at whatever pace your like.

We hope, if you visit, that you stay a while and enjoy the heartbeat of North Wales, it is one of Denbighshire's Special Places.

Market Day on Corwen Square


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