Corwen, Denbighshire, Clwyd
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The name 'Corwen' loosely translates as 'White Choir' or 'White Church'. The town was first settled as early as the 6th century when a religious community was established here by the British-Welsh saints Sulien and Mael, to whom the current parish church is dedicated.
There are several outstanding historic sites in the area; to the south is Llangar Old Church, a beautiful ancient church in an attractive rural setting, and a bit further on is the stone circle of Moel Ty Uchaf.
To the north, across the Dee, is the huge hill fort of Caer Drewyn, built around 800 BCE. Caer Derwyn was used by the 12th-century Welsh hero, Owain Gwynedd, and two centuries later it was at Caer Drewyn that Owain Glyndwr is said to have assembled his army to launch his rebellion against the English crown.
Glyndwr himself lived just east of Corwen, and he is remembered with a striking equestrian statue in the town square, across from the hotel that bears his name.
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Address: A5, Corwen, Denbighshire, Wales
Attraction Type: Town
Location: On the A5 11 miles west of Llangollen
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Corwen, St Mael & St Sulien Church - 0.2 miles (Historic Church)
Rug Chapel - 0.7 miles (Historic Church)
Caer Drewyn Hill Fort - 1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Llangar Church - 1 miles (Historic Church)
Moel Ty Uchaf Stone Circle - 4.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Tyfos Stone Circle (Ring of Tyfos) - 4.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Derwen Churchyard Cross - 4.5 miles (Historic Church)
Derwen, St Mary's Church - 4.5 miles (Historic Church)
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