The town's beginnings go back to the 6th Century, when a monk founded a church on the land.
Today, Llangollen is known for its pictaresque charm, typically Welsh lifestyle, bridge, and riverfront.
People Born in Llangollen
Llangollen in People's Lives
John Scott-Ellis: As a young ten year old boy in 1923, I was invited by Rudyard Kipling, a family friend with whom I got along marvelously, to accompany him to this town to watch the sheepdog trials. I suggested that Kipling write a book about the shepherds, which he promised to do, but "never got around to."
Rudyard Kipling: I went to watch the sheepdog trials here in the early 1920's more than once, and was very interested in the shepherd's lives. In 1923, I was accompanied by John Scott-Ellis, who was then a ten year old boy, and who suggested that I write a book about the shepherds.