Flint has an array of attractions for a variety of visitor.
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 birdlife, 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.
Flint boasts a leisure centre named after Olympic Gold medallist Jade Jones who is from the town and includes a bowling alley as well as a swimming pool. Sport is popular in the town with a football and rugby club sitting along the coast near the castle.
Flint also has a small affordable gold course with beautiful scenery, challenging golf and great hospitality. A 9 hold course set in the beautiful woodlands surrounding Cornist Hall.
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 waymarked 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. Across the Dee Estuary you can see the views of the Wirral and the other way the landscape of Halkyn Mountain can be seen. A delightful walk from both viewpoints. Discover Flintshires coastline here.
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