Known now largely for its links with Welsh rebel, Owain Glyndwr, Glyndyfrdwy will reward the curious with much more besides. Situated on the A5 between Llangollen and Corwen, the village sits on the banks of the River Dee, from which it takes its name, between the Berwyn Mountains to the south and the Clwydian Range to the north. A centre of slate mining in the area, it was part of the Deeside Tramway which had its terminus firstly by the A5 and later close to the village station on the Ruabon to Dolgellau Railway. The railway closed to passengers in 1965 in the Beeching cuts, but was resurrected by the Llangollen Railway in 1975, and the line to Glyndyfrdwy finally reopened in 1993. It remains a wonderful way to visit the village.