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Visit the prettiest towns and villages in North East Wales this spring

Best villages in North East Wales

North East Wales is home to some of the prettiest towns and villages in North East Wales.  Take time to explore the old charm of church buildings, ruins and awesome ancient pathways in a place which makes it look like time has stood still.  If you stay at the West Arms this spring, you’ll be close enough to visit many of the below in under an hour from our country inn. 


A historic market town with well over a hundred independent shops, many selling Fairtrade products. Mold is well known for its events and festivals which take place throughout the year.  Every Wednesday and Saturday enjoy the famous local Mold Market – the biggest and best in North Wales. The local museum features a replica of the unique Bronze age Gold Cape found in Mold – an example of prehistoric sheet-gold working.  At the top of the high street you’ll find the historic Bailey Hill, once ancient burial mound and venue for a Norman castle and now a great place for a picnic or a stroll with picture perfect views. 


Ruthin is one of the most fascinating towns in North Wales, a place where time seems to have, if not stood still, at least lingered lovingly. The old centre of the town is full of historic buildings, many dating to the medieval period.  600-year-old buildings are still in use as banks, shops and civic buildings. Did you know, the first copies of the Welsh national anthem were printed in what is now the Siop Nain tea room and gift shop in Well Street? 


Occupying a strategic spot at the foot of the Berwyn Mountains beside the River Dee, Corwen is known as ‘Crossroads of North Wales’, a nod to its history as a major stopping place on the old drove roads used by cattle drivers. 

The town is associated with Welsh leader, Owain Glyndwr, last native-born Prince of Wales. 

Visited by many for its food and drink, a sense of history and to explore one of Britain’s loveliest protected landscapes.  Corwen is a Walkers paradise and like much of rural North Wale there are plenty of walking routes to challenge even the most seasoned hikers.  


This pretty town on the River Dee has been drawing visitors for centuries, and it is easy to see why. The location is fabulous, set beside the river, with tall hills on both sides of the valley. To the north, the dramatic outline of Castle Dinas Bran, the ‘Castle of the Crows’, stands sentinel, while just up the valley stand the pretty ruins of Valle Crucis Abbey

Multiple rooms offer for Spring stays

Stay in Llanarmon DC and you can visit most of the prettiest towns and villages in North East Wales this Spring. Bring family and friends along and you could save £100s if you book multiple rooms with our latest offer.

Contact us to find out more.