Corwen is located in Denbighshire in northeastern Wales. The town is situated on the banks of the River Dee near the Berwyn Mountains. The town is well known for its connection to the 15th century Welsh prince, Owain Glyndwr. There is a life size statue of the prince located in the town square, constructed to commemorate the date which he became the first Prince of Wales. Other attractions in Corwen include a motte belonging to a Norman castle as well as a church dating back to the 13th century. The town can be easily reached from outlying areas.
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The Welsh civil parish of Corwen is located in the county of Denbighshire within the northeastern part of Wales. This county was originally known as Merionethshire. The town of Corwen is located on the shores of the River Dee below the mountain of Berwyn. The town of Corwen is situated about eleven miles to the west of Llangollen and thirteen miles south of Ruthin. The town of Corwen has an approximate population of about two thousand three hundred and ninety eight.
The town of Corwen is probably best known for its association with Owain Glynwr who was a prince during the early part of the fifteenth century and this young prince led the fight in Wales to get independence. A statue that is located within the centre of the town remembers the prince. The town originally grew as a central location for drovers of cattle.
During the 1860's the town of Corwen was linked to the national network of rail by a railway line that run from Ruthin across the Vale of Clwyd and during 1865 a great western rail network was established across the Dee Valley from the town of Ruabon.
In 1919 the town of Corwen played host to the National Eisteddford and the pavilion within the town has had a massive part to play in Welsh culture all the way through the twentieth century. The pavilion has hosted several concerts and other events and this was the first venue for a concert of Edward H. Dafis.
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