Standing in immaculate mature gardens in a peaceful rural location, this well-proportioned house…
Three Pigeons Inn
“Possibly haunted, definitely worth a visit”
From the 12th to the 19th century drovers broke their journeys here on their way to market, and their livestock would graze on the adjacent field, now a campsite. The interior of this 1777 building is warm and traditional, with oak beams, open fires and brassware. Local brews are served in jugs straight from casks, a practice that nostalgic regulars appreciate. Rosie's Triple D (Drovers at Dafarn Dywyrch) cider is local too. In the restaurant, enjoy rump of lamb, minted mash, roasted roots; home-made pie of the day; and cauliflower and broccoli cheese burger. Beer festivals are in March, July and October.
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About the area
The north-east Wales county of Denbighshire shares a name – though not the same borders – with one of Wales’s thirteen historic counties. It includes the seaside holiday towns of Rhyl and Prestatyn; the medieval county town of Denbigh; and the tiny cathedral town of St Asaph.
Pretty Llangollen in the south of the county is part of the 11-mile UNESCO World Heritage Site beginning at the Horseshoe Falls, in Denbighshire’s Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and following the Llangollen Canal along its length to Thomas Telford’s cast iron Pontcysyllte Aqueduct just over the border in neighbouring Wrexham.
Today, the county is predominantly rural, with sheep and cattle rearing in the upland areas. Much of the economy is based around tourism, with plenty of holiday cottages and B&Bs available around the seaside towns, while attractions further inland include plenty of castles – try Rhuddlan, Denbigh, Dinas Bran or Bodelwyddan – the Llangollen–Corwen heritage railway and the Victorian Ruthin Gaol.
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