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Sam Rowlands MS pleased to see return of picturesque bus service in North Wales

SAM ROWLANDS, Member of the Welsh Parliament for North Wales, has welcomed the return of a sightseeing bus in the Dee Valley.

Mr Rowlands, chair of the Welsh Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Tourism said,“I am delighted to see the Dee Valley Picturesque Bus service returning for the summer providing access to some of the key destinations in this beautiful part of the world.

“Visitors and local people alike will be able to take advantage of this service which follows a circular route linking Llangollen and surrounding villages with top attractions in the Dee Valley.

“Not only will it allow people to hop on and off when they want to see the different attractions it is also an excellent way of seeing places like Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Valle Crucis Abbey and the Horseshoe Pass.

“I can’t think of a better way of exploring this area and discovering this historic landscape.”

The hop on/hop off service will enable passengers to visit key locations without the need of a car, making it easier for those without their own vehicle to access these places and helping to reduce congestion at some of the busiest sites in the Dee Valley.

The service has been made possible thanks to funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund in Wales, and delivered in partnership by Denbighshire County Council and the Our Picturesque Landscape project, a landscape partnership scheme which is working to conserve and improve access to the inspiring landscapes of the Dee Valley and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage Site.

Hannah Marubbi, Partnership Officer for the Our Picturesque Landscape project, said: “We are delighted to bring back the Dee Valley Picturesque Bus Service for a fourth year. The service saw record numbers of users last year and we hope that this season it will provide even more visitors and local residents with the opportunity to explore the wider area.”

The Dee Valley Picturesque Bus Service 199 will operate Saturdays only from Saturday March 30 – Saturday August 30 2024. For the full timetable and ticket prices please visit the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB website, Denbighshire bus timetable webpage, or pick up a leaflet from Llangollen Tourist Information Centre.