Flintshire

Uniquely-placed Flintshire is the gateway to Wales – but don’t rush through: stop a while, and let us help you discover this truly lovely county.

Navigate around our website and find out more about castles and heritage, culture and countryside, where to stay and lots more.

If it's a beach holiday, a weekend break, a bit of retail therapy or simply a day out with the family, then start discovering Flintshire right here.

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Discover Flintshire Aerial Video

Check out the new aerial video of Flintshire with amazing panoramic sweeps of this wonderful part of the world complete with castles, beaches and rolling hills.

Click here to see the video.

Wales Costal Path

Wales' new Coastal Path voted the greatest region on earth by Lonely Planet.

Read more here
Download PDF of routes here

 


Events North Wales

There’s always something going on in North Wales, with events to suit all tastes.

Click through to the biggest listing of its kind around. If it's not here, then - in the view of many web surfers - it's not happening.

www.eventsnorthwales.co.uk

Follow the Dragon

Since 2005 the Flintshire Leisure Tour has attracted thousands of tourists and residents.

The roadside signs are so iconic that doing the route is known as “following the dragon”. For full details of the tour click here
 

Greenfield Valley Heritage Park

Heritage Site, Basingwerk Abbey, Fishing, Museum, Old Mills, Cafe, lakes and a farm all add up to a fantastic visit.

Open April to October. Full programme of events throughout the year.

Click here for programme

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Join our 'Discover Flintshire' Facebook page.

We hope that you will take a look and click 'like' to follow us.

We will be posting all up and coming events happening in the county, any news items, PR stories. 

Mold Markets

The biggest and best street market in North Wales - every Wednesday and Saturday.

For your copy of the new Mold Markets leaflet please call Discover Flintshire Visitor Centre on 01352 759331 or email

More information at: www.moldtouristinformationcentre.co.uk

Pilgrim's Way

The North Wales Pilgrim's Way, or Taith Pererin, is a long distance footpath across North Wales linking St Winefride's Well near Holywell with Bardsey Island, a distance of some 127 miles.

The first pilgrimage along the route took place in August 2011.  Click here for more information.

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Fact

Hidden in the crook of a long and winding lane secreted in the folds of Flint Mountain stands Pwll-yr-Wrach, "The Witch's Pool".
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Caerwys is the smallest town in Great Britain, according to the Guinness Book of Records


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The Gladstone Library at Hawarden was founded by four times Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone.  With 32,000 books it now the National Memorial to his life and work.
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The Mold Cape is one of Britain's most famous ancient artefacts and features in a joint BBC and British Museum project called A History of the World.


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The wings of Airbus planes, made at Broughton, are too large to be taken as air-freight so they are transported by barge down the River Dee to the Flintshire port of Mostyn.
Buckley used to be famous as a brick-making town, and its products were sent all over Britain and even exported to the United States.

RAF Sealand was originally a civilian airfield and was taken over by the military in 1916 for training. No. 30 Maintenance unit was formed there in 1939. In 1951 the base was taken over by the United States Airforce, and handed back to the RAF in 1957.

As a result of defence cuts announced in 2004, RAF Sealand was closed in April 2006.


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