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Visit Clwyd, UK   by Devinder Patel

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The County of Clwyd is a treasure for Wales. It remained a county from 1974 until 1996, with a county council, which was separated into six districts: Alyn and Deeside, Colwyn, Delyn, Glyndwr, Rhuddlan and Wrexham Maelor. Originally it was created in 1974 by the favor of the Local Government Act 1972 as it created a submission of the administrative counties of Flintshire and Denbighshire along with an Edeyrnion Rural District in Merionethshire.
In 1996, for regional government functions, Clwyd was split into the governing authorities of Wrexham County Borough, Denbighshire, Flintshire, and few parts of Powys and Conway. This prestigious county of Clwyd was changed to extend over the remainder of Conway, In 2003, (which used to be part of Gwynedd, previously). Since 2003, Clwyd has a glorius reputation and is considered a prestigious county. Clwyd shares its borders with the kept intact/celebrate type counties of Powys to the South, Gwynedd to the West, Cheshire to the East, Shropshire to the South East and joins Merseyside at the River Dee.

After the 2003, when boundaries were changed, its coastline has spread from the Dee Estuary in Flintshire and along to Llanfairfechan in Conway.

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The eastern side of this county is handsomely urbanized, espescially in areas such as Deeside, Wrexham and commuters that have settled right next to Chester.  However, the East is very little urban and more rural, with Snowdonia National Park is also located in eastern region of Conway. Big and vast coastal settlements have Prestatyn and Rhylin Denbighshire and moving westwards, Colwyn Bay and Llandudno in Abergele. Areas that lie in the heart of Clwyd feature the hills and mountainous ranges like Berwyn range and Clwydian Range and the Vale of Clwyd lies in the centre-northern side which is a rich and fertile area for agricultural.

The approximate population was estimated in 2007 to be around 491,100. It is based on figures for all the four governing authorities that lie within it. 

The whole of the historic county of Flintshire exists in Clwyd and it contains most of Denbighshire. The former district of Aberconwy has also been included after 2003, which is located in the notable county of. Edeyrnion Rural District, Caernarvonshire which was also a part of Merionethshire.
Bodelwyddan Castle, Clwyd, Wales, 1830-1852, Architects: Hansom and Welch
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Initially it was a barn conversion, which these days is Clwyd cottage, which is an attractive and is located within the beautiful and charming grassy lands of Llanbedr Hall. It is situated in the village called Llanbedr-Dyffryn-Clwyd which is three miles from Ruthin.

It is nestled very quietly in the slopes of Clwydian Hill ranges among an Area of Spectacular and Outstanding Natural Beauty. This freshly renovated property has a latest style throughout, while maintaining its initial features like wood flooring and exposed beams. The local region has a sparkling pub, which serves food in excellent conditions and here is a farm shop also. This unusual market town of Ruthin which has aplenty of its shops and cafes provides basic and ample amenities.

With its fantastic surroundings, Clwydian hills is too arrogant of an array of stunning scenic walks, Offa's Dyke Pathway and the off-road cycle trails Loggerheads Country Park and the Till Hill Mountain Bike Centre can be reached quite easily. Travel a little further to the walled city of Chester, the Snowdonia Mountain Range, the Welsh town of Llangollen,and the beautiful North Wales Coast. This great location has something and everything for whole of the family.

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About the Author: Devinder Patel has lived and worked in London for 42 years and would love to hear from any incoming UK Visitors who need transportation


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Anchor Hotel Ruthin
Built in 1742, this beautiful hotel combines old world charm, oak beams and an open fire, with all of the amenities you would expect from a modern hotel. All of our bedrooms are en-suite and furnished to a superior standard. We also have an award-winning restaurant, The Malt House serving excellent hotel food at modest prices in cosy surroundings, you can enjoy lunch for just £5.95. The cost of your accommodation also includes a full cooked breakfast. ou can explore the historic market town of Ruthin on foot. With its castle and quaint streets filled with small shops stocked with every kind of local produce and craft products.
Castle Hotel Ruthin
The Castle Hotel is at the heart of the town of Ruthin, North Wales; which is a very attractive medieval historic town with over 800 years of published records. Overlooking Ruthin town square this imposing character hotel is Grade 2 listed and therefore preserves many of the fine antique features with all 18 bedrooms and bathrooms of individual style. Imposing though the building is, it is very popular for its renowned Steak House Restaurant which preserves the hotel's reputation for serving excellent food at modest prices. The restaurant and bar are open for meals from 12noon until 10pm every day of the week.
Castle House B&B - Guest house Denbigh
Castle House Bed & Breakfast in the ancient walled town of Denbigh, North Wales, overlooking the beautiful Vale of Clwyd. Expect the warmest of welcomes, attention to detail and quality at every turn. Stunning décor throughout all rooms and cottages, unrivalled history and breathtaking views – not to mention superb food - mark out Castle House Bed & Breakfast as a perfect ‘home from home’ for the discerning visitor with a taste for adventure and an eye for the iconic! Castle House must be one of the most uniquely historic bed & breakfast locations in the UK, featuring as part of its own garden a significant part of Denbigh’s ancient town walls, as well as the evocative ruins of a 16th Century Cathedral built by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester.
Ruthin Castle Classic Hotel
A magical Welsh hotel with mediaeval roots dating back to the days of Edward I. Set within acres of woods and parkland a little over 20 miles from Chester, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Ruthin Castle is a truly romantic hotel steeped in history. The castle dates back to the legend of King Arthur with notable owners including King Edward I, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Book a stay in one of the many rooms; dine on award winning cuisine created using only the freshest local produce; bring a team of merry men for a themed night of fun, food and laughter; enjoy great business facilities in a secluded venue or book the wedding of your dreams within the ancient walls and picturesque grounds.
The Hand at Llanarmon - Inn, Llangollen
Llanarmon D.C. is the 'jewel in the crown' of the Upper Ceiriog Valley and The Hand at Llanarmon is a centuries old inn which is very much a centre of village life embracing local people and travellers alike, with roaring log fires in winter and a terrace garden for warmer days. The hotel believes that The Hand is everything a classic British inn should be; genuinely warm, with a place for everyone, filled with humour and buzz, providing excellent home-cooked food with a minimum of fuss and formality - and of course, drinks for every taste.
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