HistoryPoints News

Feb 26, 2014

Llangollen hotel's bloody history

The Hand Hotel in Llangollen gets its name from the red hand on the Myddelton family's crest, said to depict a bloodied hand. But real blood was spilt ...

Category: General
Posted by: Rhodri

in the area which is now the hotel's riverside garden in the 18th century, when a local barber who lived in a cottage there slit his wife's throat after they'd had a blazing row. For the murder, he was hanged on a nearby hill whose name still recalls that event. To read the story, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes by the Hand Hotel's entrance. Or click here