July 20, 2024

Llangollen’s Picturesque bus route back in action

A bus service providing the best access to see key destinations around Llangollen is back.

The Dee Valley Picturesque Bus starts its third season on Saturday April 1, providing access to some of the key destinations in this beautiful and historic landscape.

It provides a circular route running every Saturday until November 4 2023, linking Llangollen and the surrounding villages to popular local attractions including Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Wenffrwd Nature Reserve, Horseshoe Falls, Valle Crucis Abbey, Plas Newydd Historic House and the Horseshoe Pass.

The service will enable visitors and residents to visit and explore these locations without the need of having to constantly find car parking spaces at the sites.

It also makes it easier for those without their own vehicle to access these places, all helping to reduce congestion at some of the busiest sites in the Dee Valley.

The bus offers a hop on/ hop off facility with a 1Bws ticket price allowing unlimited travel on the service through the day, making it ideal for getting off to visit a site and then back on the bus later.

Stops include Llangollen Pavilion where there is ample parking to leave vehicles for the day to enjou the bus transport provided.

The service also provides free travel for Welsh Bus Pass Holders through Transport for Wales.

Cllr Win-Mullen James, Lead Member for Local Development and Planning, said: “The Dee Valley Picturesque Bus offers the perfect chance to explore the Dee Valley in comfort without the stress of having to plan to park at these fantastic locations around Llangollen.

The Dee Valley Picturesque Bus Service 199 will operate Saturdays only from Saturday April 1st – Saturday November 4th 2023.

The bus is part funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and is part of the Our Picturesque Landscape Project.

For the full timetable and ticket prices for the Picturesque Bus service please see Denbighshire County Council’s bus timetables webpage and 1Bws webpage, or pick up a leaflet from Llangollen Tourist Information Centre.