Visiting Mold

The town of Mold and its surrounding area has lots to offer a range of visitors. For the adventurous visitors Mold is nestled beneath the Clwydian Hills perfect for exploring and walking through the countryside. Moel Fammau also lies on the outskirts of Mold with spectacular views of landscape across the Clwydian Range – “the gateway to Wales” and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The town boasts an award winning golf club that lies in the shadow of Moel Fammau; a challenging course with absolutely stunning views. Why not indulge in a Gateway to Wales Golf Pass and enjoy other Golf Courses as well in North East Wales.

The heritage in Mold is vast. There has been a street market in Mold since medieval times and today it is still the biggest and the best market in North Wales. A different shopping experience every day of the week. Street Markets are held every Wednesday & Saturday (between 9am and 3:30pm) throughout the year. You will find this bustling market held on the High Street and through to Daniel Owen Square with 70+ traders waiting to entice you with a great bargain, something different or just take in the atmosphere of the busiest street market in North Wales.

The historic Bailey Hill; a once ancient burial mound and venue for a Norman castle can be found at the top of the High Street. The castle c1072 was originally occupied by Norman settlers who it is though took their name from ‘mont-haut’ meaning high hill which was then became corrupted through the years until it became Mold so Bailey Hill may have given the town its name.  The castle was fought over many more times and given its violent past it’s ironic that it has been used for leisure purposes now for many years.

Mold is also home to Theatr Clwyd which is one of the foremost producing theatres in Wales – a beacon of excellence looking across the Clwydian Hills yet only forty minutes from Liverpool.

Since 1976 it has been a theatrical powerhouse and much-loved home for the community. Now, led by the Executive team of Tamara Harvey and Liam Evans-Ford, it is going from strength to strength producing world-class theatre, from new plays to classic revivals.

There are three theatre spaces, a cinema, café, bar and art galleries and, alongside its own shows, it offers a rich and varied programme of visual arts, film, theatre, music, dance and comedy. Theatr Clwyd works extensively with the local community, schools and colleges and creates award-winning work for, with and by young people. In 2016/17 over 420,000 people saw a Theatr Clwyd production, in the building and across the UK.
The town itself plays host to a wide range of events which feature an annual Food and Drink Festival and the North Wales Blues and Soul Festival.  The town is filled with various eateries from all cuisines and set in the beautiful backdrop of the Clwydian Range.
For more information check out the new 2019 Mold Town Guide here.
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