Places of Interest

Places of interest

Whether you looking to explore lakes or mountains or stroll beneath waterfalls we have it all. The choice to Ramble across the Majestic Berwyn Mountains or You can explore slightly further into the famous Snowdonia National Park.

Castles and Manors
We are very fortunate to have many splendid castles and stately homes within easy driving distance. There is Powys Castle in Welshpool where Prince Charles has stayed when he visited the area. It has fabulous gardens and grounds, well worth a visit. In the opposite direction and closer to Oswestry there is Chirk castle. For a great day out in Shropshire there is Stokesay castle and Ludlow castle along with the smaller Clun and Whittington castles. There are many fabulous stately homes such as Erddig at Wrexham and Attingham Park and Stokesay Court in Shropshire that the whole family can enjoy. Many of these are National Trust or English Heritage properties.
Lake Vyrnwy
We are approximately 25min drive to the spectacular Lake Vyrnwy which lies south of the Snowdonia national park. It has a stone built dam constructed in 1880's and is the first of its kind in the world. The small village of Llawddyn was flooded to create the Lake. There is a nature reserve that is of special scientific interest and a special protection area. The RSPB has hides around the lake where rare species of bird such as the Siskin, Wood warbler, Redstart, Pied flycatcher and the Peregrine falcon are known to breeding. As well as all this there are the most amazing walks for you to explore the surrounding landscape. There is a small shop and café for refreshment after your expedition at the lake, they also offer cycle hire.
Llangollen
Llangollen is a small town and community in Denbighshire, north-east Wales, situated on the River Dee and on the edge of the Berwyn mountains. It has many attractions such as the canal that can be walked or you can enjoy a horse drawn boat ride.www.horsedrawnboat.co.uk There is the heritage railway with steam trains that everyone can enjoy. You can take a 10 mile train journey through the beautiful Dee valley and arrive in Corwen,
Llanrhader & Pistyll Rhader Falls
Le-Gro barns are close to the village of Llanrhader with the magnificent Pistyll Rhader water Falls. The village was used in the film "The Englishman who went up a hill but came down a mountain" starring Hugh Grant, Tara Fitzgerald and Colm Meaney. Some of the locals also stared in the film and if you are lucky you might spot them.
Pontcysyllte Aquaduct
This is an amazing man made structure that is a must see while staying at Le-Gro Barns. You can walk across it or take a canal boat trip. When Thomas Telford finished Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in 1805, it was the tallest canal boat crossing in the world. It's still there today. Still taking canal boat passengers on the ride of their lives. But now it's on the world map. On 27 June 2009, UNESCO made this masterpiece of civil engineering a World Heritage Site - along with 11 miles of canal including Chirk Aqueduct and the Horseshoe Falls at Llantysilio, near Llangollen. Now it's officially one of the greatest heritage sites in the world, and on a par with places like the Pyramids, the Taj Mahal and the Acropolis.