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Entrance to the Vale of Llangollen North Wales

Entrance to the Vale of Llangollen North Wales

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1811

Shelfmark: Ktop XLVII

Item number: 3.e

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the Vale of Llangollen in Denbigshire, North Wales. Llangollen is famed for its beautiful scenery. George Borrow in his work Wild Wales wrote the following lines about the area. ‘The northern side of the vale of Llangollen is formed by certain enormous rocks called the Eglwysig rocks, which extend from east to west, a distance of about two miles. The southern side is formed by the Berwyn hills. The valley is intersected by the River Dee, the origin of which is a deep lake near Bala, about twenty miles to the west… The name of Llangollen signifies the church of Collen, and the vale and village take their name from the church, which was originally dedicated to Saint Collen’.

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