Discover it All
There is a wide variety of things to see and do in this area. From hiking, mountain biking, gentle strolls along the coastal path, sampling local food and drink, enjoying afternoon teas, visiting local farmers’ markets and farm shops, taking in the scenery and visiting our historic villages and towns. Here is just a sample of the wonderful things North Wales and the surrounding area has to offer...
Where we are
conquer a mountain
Interested in mountain climbing and hiking? Then you’ve come to the right place!
The Snowdonia range is around an hour’s drive away and has some of the most beautiful scenery in Wales. With Snowdon being the second highest peak in Britain the views on the way up are breathtaking. Keep an eye on our blog as we regularly provide tips and advice on the best routes and mountains to visit. Steven pretty much spent his youth in these mountains and will be quick to share a story or recommend a route!
Take a Dip
The recently opened Wales Coastal Path means that you can walk around the whole coast of Wales, how great is that?
It’s a perfect activity for either a day’s walking or a nice leisurely afternoon stroll. More information can be found on their website with information on path section length and difficulty. North Wales also has some beautiful beaches such as Talacre Beach and nearby beaches on the Isle of Anglesey, even the typical Welsh weather (i.e. rain) doesn’t detract from the atmosphere and views of these beaches.
see the past
Discover the history of the area from Celts & Saints to modern day heroes.
North Wales is home to many Arthurian myths and legends, for example, Bardsey Island is thought to be the resting place of Merlin, Arthur’s loyal friend and wizard. Several towns in the area have their own interesting history. The walled market town of Conwy is located on the Conwy estuary and boasts its own medieval castle and also holds a place in the Guinness Book of Records for the smallest house in Great Britain.
Just across the border is the picturesque walled city of Chester with its own fascinating history dating back to the Roman period. Take a walk along the Rows where modern day shops are tucked into medieval buildings, or head down to the Roman amphitheatre.
The Flintshire Leisure Tour is a specially designed car tour that takes you through medieval towns, pretty little villages, market towns and some of the best scenery in the area. Loggerheads country park is a perfect starting point for a stroll along the Discovery Trail, use as a starting point to begin exploring the Clwydian Range, take in some history and learn more about our lead mining industrial past, or, for the more adventurous, abseil down the Devil’s Gorge.
The Greenfield Valley Heritage Park is also a great place to visit to learn more about the areas history. This is a stone’s throw away from the world-famous St Winefride’s Well in Holywell where records of the healing properties of the spring water date back to the 12th Century.
For those who want to immerse themselves in the local culture this is a great place for a base camp.
Theatre Clwyd in Mold is home to an acclaimed producing company and host to musicals, plays, dance productions and the extremely popular Christmas pantomime. There is also a cosy cinema that shows the latest films and also broadcasts National Theatre Live productions. For larger traveling West End productions the cities of Manchester and Liverpool can be easily reached from Flint train station (a twenty minute drive away) for a reasonable price.
Off to Market
This is one of our favourite things about this area.
In recent years there has been an increase in local farmers’ markets and local farm shops. The local Farmers’ Market in Mold (around 10 minutes away) is held every first and third Saturday of the month and has local food produce and also crafts. Mold is itself a market town and has its own market every Wednesday and Saturday. For those interested in crafts there is now an arts and crafts fair held in Halkyn village hall showcasing the talented locals’ work.
Food and Drink
With a variety of country pubs and fancy restaurants in the area, you'll be spoilt for choice!
There are also many food and drink events in the area including The Real Ale Trail. Specially organized buses take you from one tavern to the next with the chance to drink a range of real ales! There is also the Mold Food Festival that is held in September each year. This two-day event has over 100 stalls and over thirteen thousand visitors attended last year!