It’s an odd one, this. Every part of me wanted to hate it, but I just couldn’t. Whilst the ground left me cold, Llangollen itself is absolutely stunning.
I passed through the town on a hot sunny day and was taken aback at the sheer majesty of the place. Sat amongst lush green hills, it’s nothing short of stunning.
And whilst that might seem irrelevant in a blog about a football ground, it’s ultimately what rescues it. I ended up following a single lane farm track, and the actual road the ground is on isn’t much better, making it quite a confusing visit.
Thankfully the gate was open and I could pop my head in but there really wasn’t much to actually see. A couple of dug outs and a half-arsed stand built into the changing rooms and clubhouse.
Yet the view from that stand was incredible. Steep banks of lush green, I can’t think of a more idyllic setting in British football. Matlock Town and some of the grounds that sit at the foot of the Clackmannan hills in Scotland, maybe.
Even so, it’s a thumbs up from me regardless. Beautiful.
Just buy it, eh?