When you first approach the flower-festooned Cotton Arms pub, it's hard to believe there's such a large site hidden behind it. But if you want to visit Cheshire on your holidays, this could make a good – and interesting – place to pitch.
Situated in the village of Wrenbury, close to the Llangollen Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal, not far from the English/Welsh border, the Cotton Arms pub has a number of accommodation options.
There's a campsite here which welcomes those who want to pitch a tent and those in touring caravans and motorhomes. This area is also suitable for rallies. In addition, there's a caravan site better suited to those wanting to stay longer than a night or two, that's suitable for motorhomes and caravans, especially larger ones.
If you're staying here on your camping, motorhome and caravan holidays, there are showers on site, plus there's an electricity point which those who've pitched on the camping and caravanning site can make use of.
The pub also has a bowling green, a children's playground with climbing frames and all the usual equipment, plus there's a beer garden, perfect for enjoying a drink outside, when the weather allows. The Cotton Arms also enjoys direct access to the Llangollen Canal, its tow path and moorings, making it a convenient stop-off if you want to walk along the canal.
Food is served all day, every day at this pub, making this campsite a super place to stay if you want a complete break from cooking and washing up, with breakfast, lunch and evening menus available. And however you want to spend your time, you're sure to be accommodated here. Relax and lounge around the open fire, head to the sports room behind the main bar where, as well as a further bar, you can play pool or darts, or watch TV. Or warm yourself by the log burner.
As we've said, the Cotton Arms Caravan Park sits near the English/Welsh border – it's about a 15-minute drive north east to Nantwich and a 35- or 40-minute drive west to Wrexham. Stay here and you're also around 40 minutes by car from Chester, where you can enjoy a day at the zoo or the races, walk the pretty city's walls, visit Chester Cathedral or take in the Roman gardens and amphitheatre. You can also get to Birmingham in an hour and a half, which is famous for, amongst other things, being a great destination for a spot of retail therapy.
Drive north from Cotton Arms Caravan Park and in around an hour you could be seeing the sights of Liverpool, home of The Beatles, the Liver Building, the Albert Dock and more. Alternatively, visit Manchester, about an 80-minute drive from this pub and campsite, another vibrant city and another great shopping destination, as well as somewhere packed with museums and places to eat and drink.
But away from the region's towns and cities, there's the peace and tranquility of the area in which this campsite sits. Cotton Arms Caravan Park is in a quiet location. Enjoy more of this at Fenn's, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve which straddles the English/Welsh border and is about a half hour drive from this site. Or in about 80 minutes, you could be in Buxton, meaning you could visit the Peak District National Park on your camping and caravan holidays.
The Llangollen Canal
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