On the south bank of the Dee near its junction with the Alwen, and about 10 miles from Llangollen, Corwen is a market town and rail junction. The surrounding country, near the Berwin mountains, is full of scenic attractions. There is good angling in the neighbourhood. The Parish Church has an interesting tradition. Originally built in the sixth century, it stood on an unsuitable site. By day the builders set about constructing it on a better position, but every night supernatural agency destroyed their work. At length the same agency guided the builders to the site of the present church, where a huge stone stood. Here they built the church, and the stone was made into the porch, as can be seen to-day. The church has a Norman font, c. 1100. On the top of the Priest's Door there is visible a rough carved cross. This is said to have been made by the dagger of Owen Glyndwr, who hurled it in anger from the top of the nearby Pen Pigin. From this eminence a good view is obtained of the vale of Corwen. See Caer Drewin.