The quaint Welsh town of Corwen is a close-knit community with a population of just under 2,400. Situated on the River Dee, within the Berwyn Mountains and surrounded by farmland, Corwen is an ideal location from where to relax and take in the peace and quiet, yet close enough to some fantastic days trips and activities including visits to Llangollen and the Snowdonia National Park.
What is around?
From Coleg-y-Groes, the small town centre of Corwen is merely a 2 minute walk. Here you will find several friendly local pubs and numerous restaurants lining the high street. Restaurants that we recommend a visit to are award winning Abul's Spice, and Old Wives' Tales, a brilliant Portuguese restaurant with authentic cuisine and a great selection of wine. Nestled within Corwen's Bridge Street is a local butcher, baker and delicatessen complimented by a medium sized convenience store. A very short drive away is the Rhug Estate Organic Farm shop, and a trip to the adjacent town of Llangollen you will find a large supermarket.
Can we find anything to do in Corwen?
Corwen is a fantastic location to start several great walks. Directly from Coleg-y-Groes, a walk through the adjacent woods leads to the Pen y pigyn view point with fantastic views right down the valley and far beyond. The immediate surrounding areas of Corwen are blessed with networks of open access footpaths, which can be used to explore Caer Drewyn, an Iron Age hillfort dating to around 500BC, from where the above photo was taken. The town is built around the River Dee. For full information on the river, see our information on the River Dee. Corwen is perfectly positioned to explore the picturesque towns of Llangollen and Ruthin to the east and north, and Snowdonia and Betws-y-Coed to the west.
Is Corwen easy to get to?
The main road servicing Corwen is the A5, which runs straight through the heart of England's central belt. Anyone travelling south of the Peak District is recommended to approach via the A5. For our guests travelling from the north, please use the M56, then the A494 to find your way to Corwen. Alternatively, plug our postcode - LL21 0DR - in to your Sat Nav or Smartphone. The closest major train station is Wrexham, or the smaller train station of Chirk.