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Best events and things to do in North Wales this summer  

International Eisteddfod

If you are planning a summer escape to North Wales, The Ceiriog Valley offers something for everyone to look forward to. Our country inn hotel near Llangollen is perfectly placed to access some of Wales’ most popular outdoor events this summer.   

International Eisteddfod

Every summer since 1947 Llangollen has staged one of the world’s most inspirational cultural festivals – The International Eisteddfod. Expect 4,000 or more performers descending upon this beautiful small Welsh town to sing and dance in a unique combination of competition, performance, and international peace and friendship. Our hotel near Llangollen is just 20 mins from the town. 

Classic Transport Weekend 

The Classic Transport Weekend is back on 2nd and 3rd July 2022. Travel back in time and see classic transport of the day including motorcycles, cars, trucks, tractors and buses.  Enjoy watching steam, diesel and heritage railcars throughout the weekend plus a free bus service using vintage buses. 

Walk in the Wild foraging at Chirk 

Become a forager this summer and explore woodlands and hedgerows for the best wild foods and learn how to use them in your own cooking.  Enjoy a half day ramble with a guide, against the backdrop of the ancient woodland of the National Trust’s Chirk Castle estate. Don’t forget to bring your own basket or bag to grab some wild edibles to take home. 

Balloon Festival  

Don’t miss one of Wales’ favourite summer events – the Oswestry Balloon Festival. Watch in delight as hundreds of colourful hot air balloons take to the skies. The festival also includes a fireworks display, a parachute display, and a balloon race.  

A cosy place to rest this summer

Our hotel near Llangollen, offers 16 characterful rooms to kick back in after a long summers day out enjoying the best of North Wales.  To book click the button below or contact us directly on 01691 600665 or