Park in the centre of Llangollen town in Denbighshire then slowly meander down the high street, taking in the latest art exhibition at the tourist information office en route. Just before you cross the river Dee, turn left, down a narrow lane. Here, you’ll fine a hidden gem of a vintage and second-hand clothes shop, selling a fantastic variety of quality and reasonably priced pieces – I picked up a customised silk shirt for £3!
Now you can head back and cross the bridge. Look for the tell-tale smoke of a steam train in the station down below before carrying on to the horse drawn barge of the Llangollen canal. I chose to walk the mile or so to the Horseshoe Falls, a tranquil stroll with the scent of wild roses and garlic, and the sight of fluffy ducklings.
When you reach the Falls, pause and take in the view – if it’s hot and sunny, you may even brave a dip. Whatever you decide, be sure to venture up the path a few more metres to Llantysilio Church:
“Every time I see a Church
I pay a little visit.
So when at last I’m carried in
The Lord won’t say, ‘Who is it?’