Known as the "Crossroads
of North Wales", Corwen is located on a flood
plain, at the junction of five river valleys.
It was once the base of the Welsh leader Owain
Glyndwr whose troops harassed the English
troops of Henry II into retreating back to
England in the fifteenth century.
The town had its heyday
during the Victorian period when it was the
main hub for road and rail transport to the
North and West Coasts of Wales. The heavy
development of Corwen stopped towards the end
of the Victorian period as improved transport
links meant fewer and fewer people were
stopping at the town.
Corwen Town Centre - Photo: