Explore fascinating towns such as Mold with its street market and food & drink festival, Holywell the home of St Winefrides Well one of the Seven Wonders of Wales, Flint with its medieval castle and market and Caerwys, considered to be one of the smallest towns with a Royal Charter.
There are many sites of historical interest such as Grade 1 listed building St Deiniol’s library in Hawarden. Britain’s finest residential library, it was founded by minister William Gladstone in 1889. Visit Basingwerk Cistercian Abbey alongside Greenfield Valley Heritage Park, a fascinating mix of mills and reservoirs charting the industrial past.
Mold offers the visitor tradition and culture mixed with a lively atmosphere. From historic churches and prehistoric treasures to modern shops ranging from small boutiques to high street names, Mold is the perfect spot for the whole family – A different shopping experience every day of the week.
Clwyd Theatr Cymru Wales’ leading producing theatre. It also has a cinema, art gallery, recital room, bookshop and restaurant. Not to mention a bar with a view that’s a performance in itself www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.
A great town to visit.
This is where it all began. In 1277 medieval Europe’s most ambitious building project started here in Flint. Flint Castle was built by Edward I, painted by Turner and described by Shakespeare. Fish out your camera and immortalise it some more.
Flint is also slap bang on National Cycle Route 5. Which means you can ride east to Chester along the banks of the River Dee – or start pedalling west along the coast.
Never mind one of the Seven Wonder of Wales. St Winefride’s Well, which gives Holywell its name, its quite simply unique in the world. This reputedly healing spring has been a place of unbroken pilgrimage for 1,300 years. It was long-famous by the time King Henry V walked here from Shrewsbury to give thanks for his victory at Agincourt.
The beach here is deservedly popular. Miles of golden sand are lapped by the clean waters of the Irish Sea. Talacre Beach is a great place to walk whatever the weather. Look out for the keeper at the lighthouse. A stainless steel replica of the ghost who haunts the spot.
Talacre Beach A great place to walk whatever the weather!
The Gladstone Library at Hawarden was founded by four-times Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone. With 32,000 of his own books. Now it’s the National Memorial to his life and work. And best of all, it looks like Hogwarts