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Holiday homes in beautiful North Wales

Activities - Things To Do

Hafannedd is situated in between Ruthin and Corwen in the Vale of Clwyd, one of the most picturesque valleys in Wales, and on the edge of the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  The area is characterised by heather uplands, lush valleys, iron-age hillforts and is a major centre for walking and mountain biking.   It is well-known not only for its spectacular scenery and wide variety of wildlife but also its historic connections, particularly with Owain Glyndwr, the welsh leader who burned down most of medieval Ruthin in 1400 and whose statue is set in the middle of Corwen.  


Ruthin is an elegant mixture of old and new, boasting everything from 15th century houses, once lived in by families connected to the royal Tudor court, to modern supermarkets; Corwen was an old market town and is the western terminus of the Llangollen Steam Railway.  As well as its steam railway, Llangollen is an important centre for watersports and for its annual international music Eisteddfod.  Just outside Llangollen ithe valley is crossed by the famous Pontcysyllte aqueduct built by Thomas Telford in 1805, a World Heritage site.  The famous historic city of Chester is just 35 mins from Hafannedd.  Local sports facilities include two leisure centres with swimming pools, squash and tennis courts, fitness centres etc and an excellent golf course just 2 miles away.


Further afield, North Wales offers a fantastic holiday experience for the whole family.  In the Lonely Planet's top 10 places in the world to visit in 2017 North Wales ranks at number 4 and is the only place in the UK to be rated. Hafannedd is centrally situated in North Wales so nowhere, apart for the west coast of Anglesey, is more than a one hour drive away.


There are riding, fishing and other outdoor pursuits available nearby as are whitewater rafting, canoeing and kayaking. If the sea and mountains are more to your taste, then Snowdonia is close by as are the north and west coasts of Wales, with everything from miles of sandy beaches to small rocky coves.  Those interested in exploring historic castles are spoilt for choice with Chirk Castle in one direction and Rhuddlan, Conwy and Caernarvon in the other. Built a little later, but equally interesting is Erddig, the family home of the Yorke family at Wrexham.


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