The Hand Hotel (Chirk)
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
-We have a one way system to implement into our garden - Shared hotel spaces (lounges, bars,restaurants) are not in use -Only hotel guests can use the main entrance, all non-guests must use the garden entrance where social distancing will be monitored by staff -Appropriate PPE has been purchased for all staff including face masks and shields -All staff have had in house COVID-19 awareness training as well as a 'mock day' so that the whole team is aware of the new system and fully understand the way we will work and also identify potential problems
FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT
Located in the picturesque edge of the Ceiriog Valley, Chirk is the perfect choice for visitors wishing to explore the many attractions it offers all year round. The Hand Hotel is conveniently located near Chirk railway station and public transport links within the area are excellent; thus giving easy access to neighbouring towns such as Llangollen, Wrexham, Oswestry and Whitchurch.
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About the area
Although the collieries and steelworks on which the town of Wrexham prospered are largely things of the past, this bustling town is still the largest in north Wales. The town desperately wants to be a city and has applied for the status three times since the turn of the millennium. A plan is afoot to establish a ‘city region’ encompassing Wrexham, Deeside and Chester.
Heading south, prepare to be gobsmacked when you reach Chirk, where Thomas Telford’s magnificent 10-arched aqueduct was built in 1801 to convey the canal more than 70 feet above the bottom of the valley. What’s more, alongside it is an even taller viaduct, built by Henry Robertson in 1840 to carry the railway. Both were used to carry coal from the once-thriving Flintshire coalfields.
The other main feature of Chirk is its 14th-century castle, which stands proudly overlooking the town and the Ceiriog Valley, an area described by Lloyd George as ‘a little bit of heaven on Earth’. Despite its stunning scenery and easy accessibility, the valley is something of a secret. It lies immediately south of the Vale of Llangollen, and has been dubbed ‘little Switzerland’ for its lush green hills, dotted with small farms.
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