The Town

A small town of some 3000 people Llangollen is seeped in myth and legend. In many ways it is best known for hosting the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod every July which brings in some 120,000 visitors and turns the town into a vibrant international stage.

As with so many ancient Welsh towns, it takes its name from its founding Saint; Collen, a seventh century saint. Llangollen, was established in the 7th Century when The monk St. Collen was instructed to find a valley by riding a horse for one day and then stop and mark out a "parish" a place to build his hermitage or cell in the custom of the times, with tiny church, hospice and outhouses all enclosed within a wall.

LLANGOLLEN RAILWAY is a mainly Steam hauled Heritage Railway Line starting at Llangollen Station located beside the Dee River Bridge in Llangollen Town, and continuing for 7 ½ miles upstream, following the River Dee to the village of Carrog.


Carrog Station Camp Site

This quiet, level site; open all year, is just seven miles from Llangollen, and is adjacent to the restored Carrog Steam Railway Station and close to the beautiful River Dee.  Our site has easy access and is suitable for large camper vans.



The Welsh Highland Railway - Journey behind the most powerful 2' gauge steam locomotives in the world on a 23½ mile journey through the fabulous scenery of the Snowdonia National Park. We offer high-quality saloon carriages with on-train refreshments and toilets, the superior comfort of First Class in our Pullman Saloon "Bodysgallen" - and our panoramic Pullman Observation carriage "Glaslyn" - or you could even experience the scenery with the wind ruffling your hair in our open coaches!

However, there is more to come, as we are working to complete the railway through to Porthmadog - where WHR trains will connect with the world-famous Ffestiniog Railway, offering onwards travel as far as Blaenau Ffestiniog. In total, a trip from Caernarfon to Blaenau will be a staggering 40 miles - truly a new 'Great Railway Journey'. VISIT THE WEBSITE.


Llangollen is a vibrant town in very special surroundings.Whether you want just a short break, a weekend break, or a day out there is something special to see and do all the year round.