AFrame (3 at Ty Famau Geo Lodges)
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About Ty Famau Geo Lodges
Glamping only. Families, couples and small groups – yes. Dogs – no.
On site you can relax by the river, watch wildlife and enjoy views of the Clwydian Range. Footpaths and bike routes mean walking and cycling in to the hills is easy. Offa’s Dyke footpath is a few miles away – Ty Famau can provide a pick-up/drop-off service for walkers (from either the Crown Inn at Llandegla or the Clwyd Gate Inn at Llanbedr). Loggerheads Country Park (01824 712757), 13 miles away, has some well-marked walks. It’s also home to the Clwydian Range Centre, with information on the local area, and a café. For mountain biking, head to Coed Llandegla Forest (01978 751656), 7 miles away. The historic market town of Ruthin is 3 miles away with eateries, shops and a craft centre (01824 704774). Other facilities include a leisure centre with tourist attractions including Ruthin Gaol (01824 708281), winner of a Visit Wales 'Hidden Gem' Award. The bigger town of Llangollen is a drive of about 25 minutes away (10 miles), famed for its International Eisteddfod Music Festival which takes place in July. The town is also home to the Llangollen Railway (01978 860979) where you can step aboard a steam train and Llangollen Wharf (01978 860702) from where horse-drawn boat trips along the canal can be taken. The eastern fringes of Snowdonia National Park are a 35-minute drive away and the beaches of Colwyn Bay and Llandudno, a little further.
Food & Drink
The closest pub is a 15-minute walk away and is your hosts’ favourite; the Three Pigeons Inn (01824 703178) serving hearty meals and cask ales. In Ruthin there’s a wide choice of cafes, restaurants and places to pick up local produce. Try Café R at the Ruthin Craft Centre (01824 708099) for Welsh breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas. There’s also Miss B’s Tearoom and Bistro (01824 790218), On The Hill (01824 707736), Manor Haus (01824 704830) or The Myddelton Grill on the Square (01824 707842). A bit further, out of town, the local, seasonal menus at Nant Y Felin (01745 890 834), and The White Horse (01824 790218) get the thumbs-up from Rebecca too. Look out for Chilly Cow Ice Cream (07968 993495) or head to their farm and their Cow Shed ice cream parlour a few miles north of Ruthin.
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Ty Famau Geo Lodges is located at Ty Famau Geo Lodges, Ty Famau, Llanfair D.C., Ruthin, Denbighshire LL152SH
From Ruthin, follow the A525 south towards and through the village of Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd. Continue for another mile, then turn left on to the lane signposted for the Geo Lodge. The lodges are a quarter of a mile down the lane on the right. From the south, from Llysfasi take the A525 north towards Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd. Half a mile after Llysfasi College turn right in to the lane signposted for the Geo Lodge. The lodges are a quarter of a mile down the lane on the right.
The closest train stations are at Wrexham (15 miles away) and Chester (27 miles away). Bus services from Wrexham or Chester to Ruthin (3 miles away) take around an hour. There are also stops in Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd (1½ miles away), Graigfechan (1 mile) and Llysfasi (1 mile). Local pick up from the glamping site can be arranged.