What's going on ...
Here in Llangollen, it's all about getting outdoors and enjoying a huge range of fantastic activities. With StagWeb you try anything from white water rafting and tubing to canoeing or clay pigeon shooting. There's loads to do on dry land too, but the Llangollen natives just love to get out on the water and we recommend you do the same! When you're not wearing a wetsuit, give the picturesque canal walk a go and even a trip on the town's traditional railway, whilst you take in the breathtaking surroundings.
Where to hang out ...
Llangollen is a small town, so although the town centre has everything you need, really it's all based around the attractive countryside. When it's time to eat, you can find cafes, bars, restaurants and shops to suit everyone's tastes and keep you going until the next energetic activity. On a sunny afternoon, you can stroll along the Victoria Promenade and enjoy a beer and watch the steam trains go by in one of the many pubs.
When to visit
The town of Llangollen is friendly and welcoming to every visitor all year round, but because you're likely to be spending the vast majority of your time outdoors, a trip in the summer months is recommended - canyoning in deepest, darkest February is reserved for the very, very brave!
For a real dose of traditional Welsh culture, look in on the annual Eisteddfod in July (Welsh national festival) and soak up dance, costume and music or the brilliant Llangollen Fringe, also in July, which showcases great local talent every year. Alternatively, winter is host to October's food festival and there's a Christmas event at the end of November.
Getting to Llangollen
Llangollen is worth the trouble - by public transport, it's best to catch a train to Chirk and then a bus on to Llangollen. Better still is to arrive by car if you can - although car parks fill up quickly at weekends and peak times, it's great to have your own transport for exploring the incredible rugged landscape.
This small town is a real tourist trap, so of course, some prices may be a little steeper because of this. However, it has a great range of brilliant restaurants which represent good value for money, quality fare and wonderful views while you chow down. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and traditional pubs where you can pick up a hearty meal and enjoy a few pints without breaking the bank - you're unlikely to find fancy, expensive cocktails and fussy nouvelle cuisine in this charming line-up of independent establishments. Perfect.
This quiet and slow-paced but friendly and welcoming spot right in the middle of fantastic rugged countryside really is the perfect option for stags who want to enjoy nature, get the adrenaline pumping with a few challenging outdoor activities and relax with a pint and a good traditional British meal in the evening. A UNESCO world heritage site, this great spot in the Dee Valley could be exactly what you and your stag group are looking for.
What to do next
For a memorable trip with the lads it's definitely a sound choice, it's one of the country's most distinguished cities and with some clued up preparation you'll have a great itinerary at a decent price. Choose one of our packages or send us a brief of what you need and we'll get to it.