5 Wrexham – Llangollen

Wrexham - Llangollen

A stunning trip with the mountains in the distance on Arriva’s bus services as we head out from Wrexham to the beautiful town of Llangollen. Get ready to give the driver a round of applause for some incredible driving as we twist and turn our way down to Llangollen.


Adult day ticket £5.90, child pass £3.90 and £12.00 for a family pass

Travel Type:


No. of Attractions:

4 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

40 minutes

Route Frequency:

Every 30 minutes (reduced operating hours on Sundays)

Starting point:

Wrexham Bus Station

How to get here

Journey fact:

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Llangollen, carries the Canal across the Dee Valley and is the highest canal aqueduct in the world.

Journey Overview

Leave the car and take the bus from Wrexham to Llangollen, the frequent number 5 service makes it perfect to stop off at some of the walks, pubs and scenic spots along the way for a little stroll around before hoping back onto the bus and towards Llangollen. You can easily pay for your trip by simply tapping on and off with your debit card.

As you leave Wrexham you will criss cross the railway line heading towards the hills in the distance. As start approaching Llangollen keep an eye out for the river and walking routes down to Llangollen, you can even jump off the bus early if you fancy taking the last bit on bus.

Gateway to the number 5: You can get trains to Wrexham General from Holyhead, Cardiff Central and Birmingham.

A Fab Day Out!

As the bus departs Wrexham, it’s not long until you have panoramic views of the mountains, such as World’s End, in the distance. The bus zig zags the railway tracks out of Wrexham so keep an eye out for trains and make sure to wave.

Within minutes of leaving Wrexham your soon at Erddig a 1,200 acre park operated by the National Trust. This is a perfect location for a river side picnic.

If you’re thirsty, halfway along this fab route, then stop off at the Duke of Wellington which has a large beer garden and a tractor for the kids to get a picture on – memories to treasure!

Stop off at Trevor for a short walk to the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. It’s an incredible 19 arch feat of engineering by Thomas Telford, with water from Horseshoe Falls and boat rides. But even better, it’s completely free!

If you fancy walking the last bit of the journey into Llangollen, simply hop off the bus at Wenffrwd Nature Reserve. Then, head towards the Canal Cottage Llangollen where you can enjoy a 30-minute gentle walk down the Shropshire Union Canal Llangollen Branch towards Llangollen.

You’re arrived in Llangollen! The bus heads over the Llangollen Bridge, where you can spot canoers in the River Dee from the top deck. The bus will drop you off on Parade Street the perfect place to grab yourself an Oggie from the famous Llangollen Oggie Shop before exploring everything Llangollen has to offer.

How to get here...

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Places to visit & things to do on this journey

Erddig and Erddig Hall

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct & Canal World Heritage Site

Llangollen Railway

Castell Dinas Bran

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Wrexham Bus Station Bay 1

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