Corwen is a town in Denbighshire, North East Wales. It sits at the foot of the Berwyn Mountains on the banks of the River Dee. The town is situated between the Welsh Border Lands and the Snowdonia National Park being some 22 miles east of Betws y Coed, 11 miles west of Llangollen and 13 miles south of Ruthin. Corwen is most well known for its connections with Owain Glyndŵr, sometimes Owen Glendower, the Welsh nobleman who declared himself Prince of Wales and led the Welsh in their final struggle for independence from the English. Glyndwr lived close by in Glyndyfrdwy and the history and reasons for his early 15th century rebellion can be found here >. To this day the townspeople of Corwen celebrate their most famous son and a grand bronze statue was erected in 2007 to commemorate his deeds.
Due to its strategic location on a bend in the River Dee the area we now know as Corwen has been occupied for many thousands of years. The iron-age hill fort of Caer Drewyn close to Corwen has been witness to the often-violent history of the Dee Valley from Roman times through to the medieval campaigns of the English Kings and indeed may have protected Glyndwr himself in the early 15th century. ....
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