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Flintshire is a county in the north east of Wales that borders Merseyside, Cheshire, Wrexham and Denbigshire. It was formed in 1996 and is governed by Flintshire County Council. It boasts gorgeous countryside and some of north Waless most impressive scenery as well as numerous historic sites, medieval castles and ancient country villages and beautiful traditional market towns.

The county itself was established in 1284 and consequently contains an extensive range of historical, religious and industrial landmarks. Flint Castle was built in the 13th century and looks out over the River Dee. Though it was dismantled in 1646 by Parliamentarians, the ruins of the castle are still worth visiting today. Another ancient site is St. Winefrides well which has been attracting pilgrims since the 7th century, believing the waters to be medicinal or spiritual and giving the site a reputation as the Lourdes of Wales or the welsh wonder. Nearby Holywell gets its name from this well.

Other historic sites worth checking out include the ruins of Basingwerk Abbey, the Iron Age Forts of Penycloddiau, Caer Estyn and Moel Arthur and Hawardens two castles (including St Deiniol's Library, the UKs finest residential library, set up by William Gladstone in 1889). Also worth a visit are Bailey Hill in Mold, the lighthouse at point of Ayr, Ewloe Castle and Leeswood Hall and Greenfield Valley Heritage Park, a interesting trail of mills and reservoirs charting Flintshires industrial heritage.

Towns to visit include Connah's Quay with its excellent open-air market, Mold with its ancient ruined castle and 15th century St. Marys church, Flint itself and lastly Caerwys, possibly the smallest town to be given a Royal Charter.

For scenery, there is the Clwydian Range, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and home to part of the beautiful Offas Dyke footpath, as well as numerous picturesque walking trails criss-crossing the county.

Days Out & Attractions

Attractions in Flintshire

Fun days out in Flintshire

Enjoy a fun filled and fantastic day out for all the family at a range of attractions in Flintshire, including theme parks, castles, zoos, museums and historic houses.

Zoos & Safari Parks in Flintshire

Zoos & Safari Parks

Get close-up and personal with a wild animal at a zoo or safari park in Flintshire.

Theme Parks in Flintshire

Theme Parks

Thrills and spills on rides and rollercoasters at a theme park in Flintshire.

Museums in Flintshire

Museums

Love British history?Come and take a stroll through the ages at a local museum.

Art galleries in Flintshire

Art Galleries

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, enjoy art at its very best.

Experiences

Experiences

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Towns in Flintshire


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