Llangollen is a small town as well as neighborhood in Denbighshire, north-east Wales, on the River Dee at the edge of the Berwyn hills and the Clwydian Range and also Dee Valley AONB. It had a population of 3,658 at the 2011 census. Llangollen takes its name from the Welsh llan meaning "a spiritual negotiation" as well as Saint Collen, a 6th-century monk that established a church next to the river. St Collen is stated to have actually arrived in Llangollen by coracle. There are nothing else churches in Wales committed to St Collen, and also he may have had links with Colan in Cornwall and with Langolen in Brittany. Today Llangollen relies heavily on the tourist market, however still gains significant earnings from farming. The majority of the ranches in the hills around the community were sheep farms, as well as the residential wool industry, both spinning as well as weaving, was necessary in the area for centuries. A number of manufacturing facilities were later built along the financial institutions of the River Dee, where both wool as well as cotton were refined. The water mill contrary Llangollen Railway station mores than 600 years old, and also was originally made use of to grind flour for local farmers.