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Friday, April 14, 2017

Year of Legends campaign goes on show


* The view from Castell Dinas Bran in Llangollen.

A host of legendary promotions showcasing the North East Wales region have been released as part of Visit Wales’ Year of Legends campaign. 

Denbighshire, Wrexham and Flintshire have joined forces to produce films, journeys and a digital brochure to inspire new visitors to experience the region.

Funded by Visit Wales’ Regional Tourism Engagement Fund, the promotions explore castles, landscape, arts and culture and the food and drink offer as well as telling the stories behind our most legendary figures including Owain Glyndwr and Thomas Telford.

Ian Lebbon, Chair of Denbighshire Destination Partnership, said: “The promotions celebrate our past, present and future like never before with attractions, events and activities at a range of legendary locations.

"With North Wales being named as one of the top ten places to visit in the entire world this year by Lonely Planet, we are keen to showcase the beauty of North East Wales to both residents and visitors.

“Thank you to everyone who contributed to the making of the films and brochure, we hope it will inspire visitors to experience all our hidden gems.”

Included in the new materials are 12 legendary journeys across North East Wales, everything from town centre strolls to long distance trails.

All have spectacular settings and a story attached. Locations include Wales’ Coastal Path, Pontycysyllte Aqueduct, St Winefride’s Well, Coed Llandegla Forest, Castell Dinas Bran, Moel Arthur, Jubilee Tower, Offa’s Dyke Path and many more.

Tourism plays a vital part in the region’s economy, with a total economic impact in 2015 of £808m and over 11 million visits made.

* To view the films, brochure and legendary journeys please visit www.northeastwales.wales

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