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Monday, May 5, 2014

Llangollen Railway fronts tourism brochure

* The new brochure featuring Carrog Station.

The front cover of the 2014 tourism brochure for North East Wales features a dramatic view of the Dee Valley as seen from Carrog station with a steam train departing.

The view encompasses the splendid scenery of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the valley of the River Dee with the availability of the heritage railway to provide easy enjoyment of it from the comfort of a traditional train journey.

In addition to this prime illustration, there is a whole page promotion given to the Llangollen Railway acknowledging its position as a major tourist attraction in the region which includes Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham.

As the only operating standard gauge heritage railway in the whole of North Wales, the Llangollen Railway provides a range of travel opportunities and activities for visitors to the region to explore the delights of the Dee Valley.

These will soon be enhanced when the railway's extension to Corwen opens later in the summer of 2014.

George Jones, for Llangollen Railway, said: "We are delighted that the front cover of the new brochure features the railway at Carrog within its setting of the dramatic Welsh scenery. The scenic view from the train as it runs between Llangollen and Carrog continually attracts praise from visitors who experience the journey and acknowledge the claim that the Llangollen Railway is among the best in Britain for its setting."

With a print run of 60,000 it will be distributed widely to key markets in the Midlands and North West – underlying the accessibility of the area to visitors. The brochure will also be distributed via advertising campaigns, promotion at exhibitions and by direct mail as well as via media and public relations visits.

Councillor Huw Jones, Lead Member for promoting Denbighshire, said: "This is a fantastic marketing tool, to encourage more visitors to the area; with so much to see and do is such a small area, it shows that Denbighshire is an ideal location for the family market as well as for the more specialist walkers and heritage enthusiasts.”

This brochure is available from all UK Tourist Information Centres and also the Exhibition Coach at Llangollen Station.

It can also be downloaded from or contact Denbighshire’s Tourism, Marketing and Communications Department on 01824 706072 for a copy.

1 comment:

  1. Great photo , cannot wait for the connection to Corwen later this Summer .