Attractions


Because we are situated on the river Dee we have the fishing rights the width of the property and half way across the river we also have our own private steps leading down to the river. We are ideal for walkers and are well under a mile from the Offa's Dyke, not far from Dinas Bran Castle which can be seen from the house, the canal where you can take a horse drawn boat ride is two minutes away. The Llangollen railway is also two minutes away from us and you can catch a steam train up to Carrog and back



Other Attractions near Cornerstones Guest House

Chirk Castle - Chirk - 4.17 miles
Chirk Castle, occupied virtually continuously as a castle and stately home for almost 700 years, sits on a hilltop with its best views over the Ceiriog valley to the south. The successor to two known mottes in the area, it was probably built by Roger Mortimer, of the powerful Marcher family, who was granted the area by Edward I after the Welsh defeat in 1282. He was almost certainly given royal assistance in its design and construction, and its similarities to Beaumaris suggest that work may have started as late as 1295, perhaps in response to the Welsh rising of 1294.


Glyndwr University - Wrexham - 8.88 miles
Glyndŵr University is a vibrant, friendly place where each student's learning and future is given personal attention. The facilities are excellent, as you'd expect from a university that values the spirit of enterprise and puts employability at the heart of everything it does. Courses are designed to provide employers with exactly what they're looking for and many have been created with their direct input. Support, both in helping students plan their careers and their lives outside of the world of work, is always on hand via our careers team, as well as other expert advisers and counsellors.


Mile End Golf Club - Oswestry - 10.74 miles
Mile End Golf Club is a full size 18 hole course covering 135 acres on the Welsh borders of Shropshire. The original 9-hole course opened in 1992 with the additional 9 holes being completed in May 1996. The preparation and maturing of the course on converted farmland incorporated many of the 15,000 trees as a picturesque feature of the design. Long term development has always been at the heart of the club's policies and their careful design and layout of the course has brought many compliments from golfers and spectators alike. There is a modern club house offering a full bar and home made catering facilities for our 550+ members. Friendly staff are always on hand to look after you.

Erddig - 10.0 miles
Erddig hall is a national trust property on the outskirts of Wrexham. Located 2 miles south of Wrexham town centre. It was built in 1684-1687 for Joshua Edisbury. Widely acclaimed as one of Britain's finest historic houses, Erddig is a fascinating yet unpretentious early 18th-century country house reflecting the upstairs downstairs life of a gentry family over 250 years. The extensive downstairs area contains Erddig's unique collection of servants' portraits, while the upstairs rooms are an amazing treasure trove of fine furniture, textiles and wallpapers. Outside, an impressive range of outbuildings includes stables, smithy, joiners' shop and sawmill. The setting is a superb 18th-century formal garden and romantic landscape park.

Horseshoe Falls
The Horseshoe Falls is a picturesque, crescent-shaped weir on the River Dee. Designed by Thomas Telford in the early 19th century, it was built to feed water from the river into the Llangollen Canal, a branch of the Shropshire Union Canal. Before the building of the railways, the canal was used for transporting slate from nearby quarries to the Midlands. Today, the meadow beside the falls is a popular picnic spot and it can be reached by following the canal towpath from Llangollen.

Castell Dinas Bran - 1.2 miles
Towering high above the Dee Valley and the town of Llangollen, Castell Dinas Bran occupies one of Britain's most spectacular sites. A rugged, foreboding pinnacle, the hillock was the ideal spot to erect a castle. It seemed completely impenetrable, commanded views for miles around, and offered quick recognition of an approaching visitor, whether friend or foe. Yet, the native Welsh princes of Powys occupied the hilltop for only a few decades.
Today, that same site is open to exploration by the public. Forced to climb to the summit, modern visitors experience the struggle and the exhilaration that the castle's medieval inhabitants - and their Edwardian attackers - must have felt. Without a doubt, the walk is a breathtaking challenge. However, that climb heightens the allure of Dinas Bran. And, it demonstrates the stark reality of medieval castle life. "Dinas Bran" is variously translated as "Crow Castle," "Crow City," "Hill of the Crow," or "Bran's Stronghold." The castle first appears in 12th century historical documents as part of a medieval piece entitled "Fouke le Fitz Waryn,"or "The Romance of Fulk Fitzwarine." While this work claimed that the castle, known as "Chastiel Bran," was in ruin as early as 1073, the remains we see today date to the occupation of the princes of Powys Fadog in the mid 13th century. Possibly, the Chastiel Bran mentioned in the romance was a Norman timber castle, but nothing of substance supports this conjecture. However, the encompassing ditch and earthen embankments, which enclose the southern and eastern portions of the stone fortress, do date to the Iron Age. They remind us that this hilltop had strategic value long before the princes of Powys, or the Normans, ventured into the region. Interestingly, the word, "Dinas," has its origins in the Iron Age as well, and is found in the names of Iron Age hillforts throughout Wales.

Llangollen Railway - 0.1 miles
THE ONLY STANDARD GAUGE HERITAGE RAILWAY IN NORTH WALES. Primarily a steam hauled heritage railway located beside the historic Dee Bridge (built in 1345) in Llangollen.
The line follows the River Dee, classed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), for its entire length. The small section of line, which in its day crossed Wales from Ruabon to Barmouth, offers a sample of the sights and sounds of yesteryear passing through some of the finest natural beauty North Wales has to offer. The railway is located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and this is evident as you meander through the Dee Valley.

Valle Crusis Abbey - 2.1 miles
The evocative ruins of Valle Crucis lie in green fields beneath Llangollen's steep sided mountains. In medieval times, this was a remote spot (ideal for austere Cistercian monks, who deliberately sought out wild and lonely places). Their Abbey, founded in the 13th century and added to a century later, has fared better than many of its contemporaries against the ravages of time, history and neglect. Many original features remain, including the glorious west front complete with an elaborate, richly carved doorway, beautiful rose window and 14th century inscription 'Abbot Adams carried out this work; may he rest in peace. Amen'.

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - 4.1 miles
Forms a key part of the Llangollen Canal, three miles east of Llangollen, crossing over the River Dee at the dizzy height of 126 feet. At over 1000 feet long, Pontcysyllte is the longest and highest cast-iron aqueduct in the world. Treasured by British Waterways, it is today a protected Grade I listed building, a Welsh National Monument and is one of the seven wonders of the British Inland Waterways System. It is of course still used for its original purpose, being crossed by more than a thousand canal boats a year.

Plas Newydd - 0.3 miles
Plas Newydd was home to the Ladies of Llangollen, Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby, from 1780 - 1829. They became celebrated throughout the country as the story of their friendship spread through Regency Society. The house retains the Gothic features they introduced. Plas Newydd is set in peaceful gardens surrounded by trees and include the font from the nearby Valle Crucis Abbey. The house is now a museum run by Denbighshire County Council. The circle of stones in the grounds of Plas Newydd were used for the 1908 Llangollen National Eisteddfod. Open Easter to October 10.00-17.00