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Llangollen

(hlän-gôhl`ĕn, lăn-gôth`lĭn), town (1991 pop. 3,058), Denbighshire, NE Wales, at the head of the Vale of Llangollen on the Dee River. It is a resort for anglers and tourists interested in the antiquities in the vicinity, which include the castle Dinas Bran (13th cent.), the Pillar of Eliseg (the shaft of a cross dating probably from the 9th cent.), and Valle Crucis Abbey (1200). The Church of St. Collen (partly Norman) and a 14th-century bridge are also noteworthy. The International Musical Eisteddfod has been held at Llangollen since 1946 (see eisteddfodeisteddfod
[Welsh,=session], Welsh competitive festival. Contests traditionally are held in all the arts and crafts, with special emphasis on music and poetry. The National Eisteddfod is held annually for one week in August, alternately in the north and the south, but local
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Llangollen

a town in NE Wales, in Denbighshire on the River Dee: International Musical Eisteddfod held annually since 1946. Pop.: 2930 (2001)
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Each year the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod Festival has a day dedicated to children.
Mario Kreft MBE, who heads the Pendine Park care organisation, was among the audience enthralled by Villazon and he said: "It was just wonderful to have someone like this at Llangollen, someone who can inspire people and especially young people.
The project will be the first step in collating and digitalising the wealth of archive material relating to Llangollen Eisteddfod, so that it can be enjoyed by all.
The festive train was travelling back from Llangollen Station to Carrog at around 4pm when the incident happened, leaving children "sobbing" and "traumatised".
The event, which has been held at Llangollen Railway for many years, is an excellent day out for all Thomas fans and there's plenty for the whole family to enjoy.
Services will relocate to Llangollen Health Centre, while inpatient beds have been transferred to Chirk, near Wrexham.
But now they have reached an agreement which could attract more canoe events to the river and boost tourism around Llangollen.
One of the finest preserved steam railways in the UK also calls Llangollen home and with the much-loved Santa Specials starting again today, families will be heading out in force in the few weeks left before Christmas.
As well as the Dee, the predominant features of the Vale of Llangollen are the dramatic limestone cliffs of Eglwyseg which offer many walks and spectacular views on a clear day.
| A Ukrainian dance ensemble at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod
"Surrounded by beautiful Shropshire countryside, from Whixall Marina it takes just 30 minutes to reach the main line of the Llangollen Canal, one of the most popular on the network and home to the incredible World Heritage Status Pontcysyllte Aqueduct."
THIS year's Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod ended yesterday after five days of performances and competitions.

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