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Llangollen, Denbighshire

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Llangollen, Denbighshire

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 a population of 3,412.
Administrative CountyDenbighshire
Traditional CountyDenbighshire
OS GridSJ2141
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorth Wales
Ambulance AuthorityWelsh
Dialling code01978
Population3,412 (2001)

Other names by which Llangollen, Denbighshire has been known in the past


Llangollen, Denbighshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Llangollen, market town, par., and township with ry. sta., Denbighshire, on right bank of river Dee, 22 miles SW. of Chester - par., 22,396 ac. (193 water), pop. 6381; township (Llangollen-Traian), 14,566 ac., pop. 5463; town, pop. 3123; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Saturday. The town is situated in the Vale of Llangollen, celebrated for its romantic beauty, and is a busy place, well known for its brewery and its fine hotels. Flannel is manufactured in considerable quantities, and in the vicinity are collieries and limestone quarries. Two splendid examples of engineering skill - the viaduct of the Chester and Shrewsbury Ry., and the aqueduct of the Ellesmere Canal - are within a short distance of the town.

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