Appointed to a high standard, this inn provides a range of thoughtfully furnished bedrooms, with…
The Hand at Llanarmon
“Deep in the splendid Ceiriog Valley” - AA Inspector
LLANARMON DYFFRYN CEIRIOG, WREXHAM
All the usual suspects – beams, open fires, etc – are in this whitewashed country inn; the stuffed fox, however, is decidedly more unusual. The classic and modern pub food menu changes frequently, but old favourites, like slow-braised Welsh lamb shoulder, refuse to budge. Grilled Ceiriog trout is also one to try.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 40
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Wines under £30: 17
- Wines over £30: 31
- Wines by the glass: 8
- Cuisine style: Classic British
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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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