Wonder at the ruins of Flint Castle, which was the first of Edward I’s formidable ring of castles along the North Wales coast. Imagine it in its heyday when it served to assert his authority across the surrounding area. Ponder on the changing face of Flint’s Coast. This former military stronghold and port was a seaside and a bustling industrial area. Now it is peaceful again, internationally important for its bird life, and a refreshing place to walk. Savour the wide views out to sea, the dramatic industrial skyline to the east, the haunting calls of seabirds, the soft green of the salt marsh, and the tang of the sea air.

You can explore the coast using the newly developed Wales Coast Path, either parking at one of the car parks beside the castle, walking from the town along Swinchiard Brook, or from the train station. Flintshire’s Coast stretches for 25 miles/40km from Chester to Gronant. The Dee Estuary is a very special place where industry old and new sits alongside historic gems such as Flint Castle, surrounded by internationally important wildlife. The path is well way-marked and there are plenty of places to stop along the way for a well-earned rest.

Many of the viewpoints have panels or artworks, telling the story of the coast and the people who have shaped it. See the changes that have happened over the town from way back in 1300AD all the way to 1905 and make sure to visit this stunning town.

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