* A panoramic shot of the town looking from the direction of the Pavilion.
* Valle Crucis Abbey.
* Castell Dinas Bran.
Llangollen Town Council Cittaslow in partnership with Llangollen Chamber of Trade have premiered their exciting new short film, Llangollen Landscape of Legends.
Produced as part of the Visit Wales Year of Legends initiative, the two-minute video has been created by Needle Films specifically for social media outlets.Stunning, high-quality drone footage brings to life the Dee Valley around Llangollen and a number of its legendary locations such as the Horseshoe Falls, the canal, the river, Dinas Bran Castle and Plas Newydd.
The film was launched at a ceremony in Llangollen Town Hall this afternoon (Monday) afternoon along with an upgraded website for the Chamber of Trade and Tourism the design of which has been enhanced to function more effectively on smartphones.Councillor Karen Edwards, chair of the town council’s Cittaslow Committee, said: “Cittaslow is delighted to be involved with this short film production promoting and celebrating Llangollen’s contribution to the Wales Year of Myths and Legends theme for 2017.
“Since I first introduced the concept of a short drone footage film to the Chamber of Trade and Tourism some months ago I have been grateful for the support by all concerned and especially the land owners who allowed access to produce what I believe is an excellent product.“The footage will certainly allow us to promote the town of Llangollen to a wider audience through social media and as chair of the Cittaslow Committee I am able to access the Cittaslow International Website to widen the appeal of the town to a truly international audience.”
Ian Lebbon, vice-chair Llangollen Chamber of Trade, said: “We are really pleased with this film and our newly upgraded website.“The film has given us the opportunity to showcase the beautiful scenery of the Vale of Llangollen and some of our legendary attractions, events and activities.
“We hope that it will inspire visitors to experience some of our hidden gems in a North Wales landscape that has already been named by Lonely Planet this year as one of the top ten places to visit in the entire world.”Neil Wyn Jones, director of Needle Films Media, said: “The Llangollen project has been a really inspiring one to film and produce.
“The area has such a stunning array of attractions, heritage and iconic landmarks that it’s not hard to see why it draws in so many visitors from near and far.“It has been a real honour to have been involved in the promotion of the Vale of Llangollen by helping to put our truly Legendary Landscape in front of the eyes.”
The Wales Year of Legends campaign will be focusing on Llangollen in July, a town with a variety of legends from Dinas Bran, King Arthur and the Holy Grail, Thomas Telford to the Ladies of Llangollen.The film illustrates a wide range of locations and activities showing just what a fascinating and thriving tourist town has developed over the centuries.
In 2016 the Chamber website received over 200,00 unique visits and five million hits and it is now planning to increase online traffic with the upgraded website, created by Mark Anderson of OaD Design and featuring a range of accommodation, outdoor activities, thriving shops, cafes and restaurants.Denbighshire County Council’s Tourism Team has also supplied support through its Discover Denbighshire and North East Wales Tourism initiatives and the website has been supported by Denbighshire County Council Business Support.
* The film can be viewed on the Chamber of Trade website at: http://www.new.llangollen.org.uk/
For further information and a copy of the film, contact Gareth Thomas, Llangollen’s Town Clerk, at: firstname.lastname@example.org