See and Do near Golly Farm Cottages

Golly Farm is situated in rural countryside – 8 miles from Wrexham and 10 miles from Chester, within easy access of Llangollen, Snowdonia, Anglesey, Lleyn Peninsula and Wirral Peninsula, with good motorway connections to Liverpool, Manchester, the Derbyshire Peak District and the Lake District.

Local shopping is available in the village of Rossett which is 2 miles away by car, where there are a variety of shops, chemist, off-licence, regular bus service to Chester and Wrexham and plenty of pubs and restaurants.

This area of North Wales offers a wide variety of places of interest and beauty –

Places to Visit / Things To Do

boat hire

Chester Boat Hire

Distance Away: 9 miles

5 mins walk from the City along the river Dee – boats to hire


Chester Zoo

Distance Away: 14 Miles

One of the UK’s largest zoos covering over 160 acres
Well worth a visit


Chester Cathedral

Distance Away: 9 miles

A beautiful cathedral with many events – Christmas tree festival a joy


Lake fishing

Distance Away: 6 miles

Chester Lakes at Dodleston have 100 acres of beautiful countryside and are only minutes away from Golly Farm in the car.

Dee River Kayaking

Dee River Kayaking

Distance Away: 10 miles

Paddle boarding and kayaking on the River Dee


Blue Planet Aquarium

Distance Away: 15 miles

See under the Sea without getting wet!

Cruise over UNESCO World Heritage Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Distance Away: 15 miles


The 45-minute return trips take visitors along the Llangollen Canal and across the 38-metre high historic aqueduct, to experience amazing views across the Dee Valley.

Chesh oaks

Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village

Distance Away: 17 miles

Designer outlets and food providers.


BeWILDerwood Chester

Distance Away: 22 miles

Fun at all levels for all ages during school holidays


Land Rover Experience

Distance Away: 20 miles

Great fun day out!


Horseshoe Falls

Distance Away: 20 Miles

A masterpiece of Thomas Telford engineering


Snowdonia National Park

Distance Away: 30 miles

A landscape of endless discovery.
Challenge yourself or take it easy, you choose – so much to do and see.


White Water Activities

Distance Away: 20 miles

Rafting, canoeing, abseiling, paintballing and more!


Conwy Castle

Distance Away: 43 Miles

One of the great castles of medieval Europe.


Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway

Distance Away: 52 miles

Heritage narrow gauge scenic railway


Zip World Penrhyn Quarry

Distance Away: 58 miles

500ft high zip line with stunning views – exhilarating!!!!


Portmeirion village and gardens

Distance Away: 60 miles

One of Wales’ premier visitor attractions – a beautiful location (only assistance dogs allowed)

National Trust Properties


Erddig Hall & Gardens

Distance Away: 11 Miles

Grade 1 listed house and beautiful grounds only 9 miles from Golly Farm Cottages


Chirk Castle and Gardens

Distance Away: 17 miles

13th Century Grade 1 Listed castle and beautiful award winning gardens – dog friendly


Speke Hall gardens and estate

Distance Away: 34 miles

Speke Hall is a wood framed wattle and daube Tudor manor house – one of the best surviving examples of it’s kind. Dog friendly


Attingham Park Estate

Distance Away: 43 miles

Grade 1 listed Regency Mansion house in Shropshire under an hours drive from Golly Farm surrounded by 200 acres of parkland (dogs welcome)
Lots to see and do plus cafe and shop.


Bodnant Gardens

Distance Away: 45 miles

80 acres of stunning gardens to explore – dogs welcome


Biddulph Grange Gardens

Distance Away: 47 miles

A masterpiece of Victorian garden design only an hour from Golly Farm.
Tea room, shop and plant centre


Little Moreton Hall

Distance Away: 55 miles

Iconic black and white Tudor Mansion, with wonky walls surrounded by a moat.
Dogs not allowed in the gardens or across the moat.

Pubs/Places To Eat

Fouzi’s Italian Rossett

Distance Away:

Family run Italian restaurant, open for breakfast through to evening meals.
Just over 2 miles from Golly Farm Cottages.
Good selection to suit most tastes.

Golden Lion

The Golden Lion

Distance Away: 3 miles

Rossett pub with beer garden or open fire, dog friendly
Good quality food and sensible prices


The Alyn Pub

Distance Away: 3 miles

Rossett waterfront pub with terrace beer garden and log fire serving modern pub food


The Pant-yr-Ochain

Distance Away: 5 miles

A Brunning and Price family pub with lovely out door areas, bar and restaurant.
Some areas are dog friendly.

Grosvenor garden

Grosvenor Garden Centre

Distance Away: 5 miles

Lovely garden centre with cafe – worth a visit especially at Christmas

Boat from upstream inc church

The Boat Inn at Erbistock

Distance Away: 15 miles

17th Century character stone built pub with riverside views and great food

Twirl of Hay Softplay

Twirl of Hay

Distance Away: 10 miles

Family friendly Brewers Fayre Pub / Restaurant with indoor play area for children.