Whether you want to enjoy a magical faery festival, take to the sky or discover the secrets of North Wales, summer is the perfect time to escape to the hidden village of Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog. Here are our top pick of FREE summer events you can visit this August near our country house hotel in Llanarmon.

Ellesmere Summer Festival 2018: 10–12 August 2018

The three-day summer festival in Ellesmere celebrates the works of local crafters and artists and is just 45 minutes from our country hotel in north Wales. Activities will be centred around the canal wharf with historic canal workshops and a craft market and art exhibition in town. Take a walk down to the canal side and browse the colourful narrow boats, selling traditional goods and showcasing canal ware. Beware of the Pirate Boat! With their unruly crew.

https://ellesmeresummerfestival.weebly.com/

The Llangollen Faery Festival: 11–12 August 2018

The largest faery fest in the UK calendar and a magical event for the whole family to visit. The Llangollen Faery Festival offers plenty of FREE activities for the children including wand and wing making, circus skills workshops and storytelling. The grown-ups can enjoy live music and a full faery market packed with hundreds of traders offering crafts, ethical gifts and clothing, handmade toiletries, faery doors, houses and carvings, alternative therapies, psychic readers, crystals, candles and more.

https://northwalesfaeryfestival.com/

Owestry Balloon Festival: 25–26 August 2018

A real feast for ballooning lovers. Formerly known as the Wales International Balloon Festival, the Oswestry Balloon Festival includes fireworks, parachute displays and even a balloon race. Marvel at a spectacular parade of bright hot air balloons as they dominate the Welsh skyline. Don’t miss the spectacular night glow as the balloons illuminate the sky.

https://rove.me/to/england/oswestry-balloon-festival

The West Arms is unique place to stay in north Wales this August and ideally located near north wales top festivals and attractions. To book contact 01691 600665 OR email on info@thewestarms.co.uk.