Places to see and things to do around Carrog

Carrog lies in the River Dee Valley in the Berwyn Mountains in North East Wales. There is a local pub, The Grouse Inn, which provides excellent food. The town of Corwen 2 miles away has local shops, banks and a Post Office.
The ancient market town of Llangollen 7 miles away has many tourist attractions, good shopping and a wide range of pubs, bars and restaurants including the award winning Corn Mill. In July each year Llangollen is the venue for the world famous International Eisteddfod. Take a walk or horse drawn boat ride down the Lllangollen Canal which leaves the Shropshire Union Canal just north of Nantwich in rural Cheshire and climbs through deserted Shropshire farmlands to cross the border into Wales near Chirk. It then cuts through increasingly hilly countryside to finish alongside the River Dee tumbling out of Snowdonia, a mile above Llangollen at the world famous Horseshoe Falls.
Visit Plas Newydd 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 and is set in peaceful gardens with objects of interest, including the font from the nearby ruins of Valle Crucis.
The Llangollen Railway runs steam trains for 7 miles along the banks of the River Dee from Llangollen to Carrog through some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK. It operates for most of the year and Carrog station is the ideal starting point for an unforgettable experience.
For those with a head for heights, take a walk or canal barge ride across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, now a World Heritage Site, part of the Llangollen Canal. The world famous engineer, Thomas Telford, built the aqueduct at Trevor in 1795 and the amazing structure represent a masterpiece of Georgian engineering.
Visit the award winning Ruthin Arts & Craft Centre. Enjoy and take in the three galleries, six artist studios, retail gallery, education and residency workshops, tourist information gateway and then finish with tea or a meal at the Centre's cafe with courtyard terrace. Whilst in Ruthin, take in this beautiful county town with its fine market square, castle and Gaol. Visit the Rhug Estate with farm shop farm and try an egg and bacon bap for a perfect breakfast before a long walk. The estate runs traditional sporting including shooting and fishing, modern sports such as rally car driving, gorge walking, mountain biking, canoeing and public events.
Carrog is ideally located to enjoy everything that North Wales has to offer. Snowdonia National Park is only a short distance away whilst both the North and West Coasts are within easy reach. Barmouth is only a 45 minute drive. The town of Bala with its lake is nearby and offers a wide range of water sports activities. There are mountains, rivers, canals, waterfalls, forests, lakes, mines, beaches, castles, railways and architectural gems such as Portmeiron all within easy reach.   Lake Vyrnwy is well worth a visit especially for bird watchers. It's spectacular as are the routes there and back (about 1hour each way) and there's lots to do including bike hire - it's 12 miles around the lake all flat and few cars!