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Corwen Town Information




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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 © Dot Potter
Corwen Town Centre - Photo: Dot Potter CCL


Today, Corwen is a small market town, and the town centre is a conservation area and an area of special architectural and historical interest. However, because it is one of the last sizable towns on the A5 from London the Holyhead, it maintains a large number of hotels which were used in the past as staging hotels for the stage coaches.