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Bradshaw’s Guide

Rhyl to Corwen

The district through which this line runs is remarkable for its picturesque beauty, and forms the threshold to some of the richest scenery in North Wales. Passing quickly the little station of Foryd, the arrival of the train is soon announced at the ancient town of


The town is situated on the eastern bank of the river Clwyd. Below it is Rhuddlan Castle, the ruins of which have a noble and imposing appearance from every point of view.

St. Asaph

The city of St. Asaph is situated on a delightful eminence between the streams, near the confluence of the rivers Elwy and Clwyd. The principal attraction of this city is the Cathedral, which was first built of wood in 596, …

Trefnant Station, Denbighshire.


The situation of this town from a distance is very imposing, lying as it does on the side of a rocky eminence, the top of which is crowned with the ruins of a castle founded in the reign of Edward I.

Llanrhaidr and Rhewl Stations.

Ruthin, a market town, standing on the slope of a hill. It has the remains of a castle, built in the 13th century.

Thence the line passes the stations of Eyarth 2 miles, to Nantclwyd 3¼ miles, where it crosses the river Clwyd; it then runs via Derwen 2 miles, and Gwyddelwrn 2¾ miles, soon after leaving the latter of which it sweeps along the base of Caer Drewyn, formerly a retreat of Owen Glyndwr, and a British camp, to Corwen, a little town in Merionethshire at the foot of the Berwyn mountain. Its church is a half Norman building, and in the form of a cross. In the ground adjoining is a monument in the form of a cross, called Glyndwr’s sword. A dagger which belonged to that chief is at Rhug, the seat of Colonel Vaughan.

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