|Llangollen Steam railway is a volunteer run railway through over 7 and a half miles of the Welsh countryside, close to the Llangollen canal and the river Dee. Reopened in September 1975 after its closure to goods traffic in 1968, the railway has been growing ever since, and plans for further extension is in the pipeline.|
|Powys Castle is positioned a top a steep slope, overlooking the Welsh countryside for miles around. When of the best preserved of Welsh castles, this is a great place to learn the history of not only Powis castle and the surrounding area, but Welsh history in general. The castle is a short walk from the Montgomery canal, and easily accessable by road and public transport.|
|Chirk castle on the Llangollen canal sits a top a hill with fantastic views of the Ceiriog Valley to the south. Construction was probably started during the mid 1200's, although many different eras of the castles design stand on the site today. The castle was probably planned as a rectangle, with towers at each corner and halfway along each side. If this is so, then only 2 of theses sides still remain, the rest being later additions. The castle fell into royal hands after the wars of the roses, and later was granted to the earl of Dudley by Elizabeth I. The castle is now in the care of the national trust, and is one of the finest examples of Welsh castles in the area.|
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct caries the Llangollen canal for over 300 meters through the Welsh countryside over the river Dee. Built by Thomas Telford from 1795 to 1805, the aqueduct comprises of 19 cast iron arches and pillars built from local stone. The pillars rise 35 meters from the valley floor, making the view of boats passing over it as memorable as the day it opened.
|The Museum of Welsh Life opened on 7 July 1948. Since then, it has established itself as one of Europe's foremost open air museums, becoming Wales' most popular heritage attraction. The Museum shows how the people of Wales lived, worked and spent their leisure time over the last five hundred years; and over the past fifty years it has inspired generations of visitors with an appreciation of Welsh history and tradition.|