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Things To Do Around Lion Quays

There’s plenty of things to do near the Lion Quays resort - read on for more information on the heritage, nature and days out you can get involved in when you come to visit this beautiful area.

Local Heritage 

Less than 4 miles away from Lion Quays are two wonderful examples of historic castles with fabulous histories. Chirk Castle is a magnificent medieval fortress owned and run by the National Trust which is well worth a visit. Whittington Castle is the only community owned castle in the UK - along with a rich history spanning 3000 years there is always plenty happening from live history events to ghost vigils! For more information on opening times and what’s on, head to their websites. 

Chirk Castle                   2.6 miles

Whittington Castle          3.5 miles


Another wonderful and unusual example of local heritage is the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct -

11 miles of aqueduct and tunnels you can explore and enjoy.

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct  5 miles

Get Close to Nature

Here at Lion Quays we love the fact we sit and are surrounded by so much beauty - after all we have the wonderful Llangollen canal right on the doorstep! Travel a little further afield and you can find amazing and breathtaking sights and experiences like the tallest waterfall in Wales. If you love some fresh air and getting out there exploring there’s plenty of opportunities for walking and hiking around the area. Get out there!

The highest waterfall in Wales              12 miles

Offers Dyke Walk                                Various starting points

Llangollen canal                                  Just step outside! 

Days Out

If you fancy a day out there’s plenty to do - how about some retail therapy at the largest designer outlet in the UK, Cheshire Oaks? Or take the kids along to the famous star of recent show ‘The Secret Life of the Zoo’ - the award winning Chester Zoo.

The British Ironwork Centre is just a couple of miles away and offers free entry 7 days a week - you can even take your dog along if you want to!

The local town of Llangollen offers so much to do - events, activities, shops, bars and restaurants. It’s definitely worth a visit during your stay.

Cheshire Oaks                                       29 miles

Chester Zoo                                          27 miles

British Ironwork Centre                          2.5 miles

Llangollen                                             9 miles