Small but perfectly formed, Llangollen has some of the greatest activities in the country waiting to kick your hangover backsides.
Ultimate Zip Wire - A 1 mile zip wire experience. Europe's longest zip wire.
Cave Trampolining - Get your bounce on 180ft in the air above a huge drop in this underground cavern.
White Water Rafting & Tubing - Tackle some of the toughest waters in the UK where Olympic champions come to train.
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Best Bars in Llangollen
The Corn Mill - A fine place for gentlemen stags to enjoy a fine beverage and superb pub grub which is a cut above.
The Sun Trevor - Situated just outside the town but well worth the trip. Incredible food at unbelievably good prices!
July - Eisteddfod An international arts festival which has attracted some really surprising names over the years.
October - Llangollen Food Festival Good food, meat, drink and epic chillies to test the tastebuds.
"If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings."
Where to Head...
Llangollen is no sprawling metropolis with overcrowded pubs and extortionate prices. The town centre is compact, well priced and easy to navigate by foot, so there's no need to shell out on expensive cabs as a little shuffle on Shanky's pony will get you from A to B&B.
If you need a break from the Stag Dares and Drinking Games or perhaps somewhere to give your hangovers an airing then you're in luck, Llangollen is a destination that is all about the great outdoors. Horseshoe Pass, Llangollen Canal, World's End and Horseshoe Falls.
You can get to the World's End from Llangollen.
Sliver was once mined close to the town.
The bridge over the River Dee is considered one of the “Seven Wonders of Wales”. Katherine Jenkins is certainly our favourite Welsh Wonder.
The rivers around Llangollen are considered among the best in the UK for watersports, regularly hosting national championship events.
A Taste of Llangollen
Eats - If you're looking for hearty local grub to cure any ills from the night before then a quick stop off at the Dee Side Bistro is definitely in order. Great food at good prices.
Drinks - Small but mighty Llangollen delivers on all fronts, and that also runs true of it's the Llangollen Brewery which produces superb bitter and ale for thirsty chaps to get localised. Well when in Rome and all that... We really do thoroughly recommend a sampling or two.
On Ya Bike! Getting Around Llangollen
You won't need to spend hours huddled over Google maps to navigate Llangollen, the centre is compact to navigate by foot (and handily all our stag accommodation is right in the town centre keeping you within walking distance of the best nightlife action). Some of our best activities are a car journey away to make the most of the stunning countryside and epic natural stag challenges.
Man a man a mwnci - Literally 'might as well as a monkey'. Meaning 'might as well'. No, we have no idea either.
Fel rhech mewn pot jam - 'Like a fart in a jam jar'. Useless.
Mae fy hofrenfad yn llawn llyswennod - My hovercraft is full of eels.
Bydd y dyn hwn yn talu am bopeth - This gentleman will pay for everything.
Cer I grafu! - Go and scratch (bog off!).
Nwdls - Noodles. Not sure whether this is Welsh or just lazy spelling.
Pysgod wibliwobli - Jellyfish.
Moron - Carrot (you moron!)
like its 1929!"
Wales has over 400 castles and no dragons.
Why a Llangollen Stag Do...
Here in Llangollen, it's all about getting outdoors to enjoy a huge range of fantastic water sports and adrenaline packed activities! When you book with StagWeb, you and the boys can try out anything from white water rafting and tubing to canoeing or clay pigeon shooting, making it a totally action packed adventure from start to finish. There's loads to do on dry land too but just like the natives, we'd really recommend that you all get out on the water on your Llangollen stag do. 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. Hang out, enjoy some quality bro time with your mates (plenty of it well clear of the pub's doors too) and make some memories which will last a lifetime. A Llangollen stag do is perfectly suited to groups who'd much sooner get dirty on a quad bike race than down a dirty pint and so if your groom to be is a big fan of the great outdoors, you've struck gold with this fantastic Welsh town!
Where to Hang Out...
It's small town so although the centre has everything you'll need for your Llangollen stag do, really it's all based around the breathtaking 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, enjoy a beer and watch the steam trains go by in one of the many pubs.
When to Visit for Your Llangollen Stag Do
Carrot in Welsh is "moron". You carrot!
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 only for the very, very brave!
If you're looking for a real dose of traditional Welsh culture on your Llangollen stag do, 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
We'd usually recommend travelling to any stag weekend by public transport but for your Llangollen stag do, we'd have to break tradition. Although it's possible, it's not easy - catch a train to Chirk and then a local bus on to Llangollen. Better still, 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 when you have a spare minute!
The Welsh for microwave is "Popty Ping".
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.
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.
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