The West Arms

Things to do in North Wales

The West Arms experience is about much more than the warmth, comfort and welcome of the centuries-old building itself. It’s about the stunning beauty and natural variety of the surrounding landscape. There is a range of things to do in North Wales, from the surroundings of your room, you can enjoy walking, mountain biking, horseback riding, golfing, fishing, canoeing and climbing in some of the most spectacular scenery the UK has to offer. The world famous Snowdonia National Park is close at hand, as are Chirk and Powis castles, the picturesque town of Llangollen and Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall.

Henlle Park Golf Course, Oswestry

Created over 130 acres of Welsh countryside, Henlle Park Golf Course in Oswestry North Wales offers award winning Greens built to USGA standards and ensures good quality year-round playability.

This high specification Premier Course, just a 30 minute drive from our country hotel in North Wales, is set in beautiful Georgian Parkland.  Featuring mature oak trees, natural lakes and pools it’s a true test for every level of golfer.


Erdigg is an early 18th century country house which tells the story of 250 years of family living. It’s located just a 35 minute drive from the West Arms, conveniently close to the amenities of Wrexham town centre.

Chirk Castle

Despite being completed in 1310, Chirk Castle is still lived in today, and is the last Welsh castle from the reign of Edward I which can make that claim. Within its walls, you’ll find a fascinating glimpse into 700 years of history, captured in the form of a medieval tower and dungeon, a 17th century long gallery, breath-taking 18th century apartments, a servant’s hall, a historic laundry and award winning gardens.

Pistyll Rhaeadr

If you visit Pistyll Rhaeadr and think it looks familiar, there’s a chance you’ve seen it being used as an impromptu shower by the girl in the Timotei Shampoo advert. It’s easy to see why they chose the waterfall, which is known as one of the Seven Wonders of Wales. At 240ft (80m) high it is the tallest single drop fall in the UK and it’s located just a scenic 20 minute drive from the West Arms, amidst the spectacular scenery of the Berwyn Mountains. There’s even a café at the site so you can take some refreshments on board when you visit. So if you are looking for things to do in North Wales, defintely give this a try!

Chirk Aqueduct

Chirk Aqueduct is a stunning feat of design and engineering which was completed in 1801. It carries the Llangollen Canal across the leafy Ceiriog Valley at a height of seventy feet. At the north end of the aqueduct you can explore the Chirk Tunnel, but as it stretches for over 12,000 feet you’d better take a torch with you.

Addy Smith KTM Off-Road Schools

A stay at the West Arms doesn’t have to be all about tranquillity and relaxation. By prior arrangement, you can get the adrenalin flowing and the pulse racing with a visit to the Addy Smith KTM Off-Road School. Located at Berwyn leisure, it offers the chance for beginners and experts alike to mount a KTM bike and receive expert tuition. Ady himself is a multiple Enduro and Supermoto champion and he’ll soon have you speeding over the challenging and spectacular local landscape.

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