Theatr Stiwt Theatre, Wrexham

Opened in 1926, Theatr Stiwt Theatre was originally financed with a subscription of twenty pence a week from the hardworking local mining community. After dodging demolition in 1977, it reopened as a state-of-the-art performing arts centre in 1999, and these days it’s a grand historic setting to enjoy modern theatre.

Ruthin Gaol

Follow in the footsteps of the dozens of prisoners holed up at Ruthin during the 19th century with a visit to Ruthin Gaol. Once used as the prison for the counties of Denbighshire, Flintshire and Merionethshire, it opened as a heritage site in 2002. It's a great place to learn about the gruesome stories of the past and admire imposing architecture.

interior of gaol with balconies and rounded ceil.
interior of old gaol cell, with wooden furniture.

Ruthin Gaol, Denbighshire, North Wales

Talacre beach and Point of Ayr Lighthouse, Holywell

Numerous tales of ghost stories surround it, making the iconic white and red Point of Ayr Lighthouse at Talacre is an unbeatable place to daydream on a bright day. Stroll across the soft beach, go for a stomp in the surrounding hills and gaze out to the Irish Sea. Uplifting and invigorating.

A large lighthouse on a beach.

Talacre beach and lighthouse, North Wales

St Winefride's Well, Holywell

Head to St Winifride's Well and you’ll be following in the footsteps of pilgrimages dating back to Richard the Lionheart in 1189. A place of folklore across 13 centuries, these days it’s been modernised to include a library and museum among extraordinary gothic architecture dedicated to the seventh century saint.

well with water and building in background.
An interior shot of  St Winefride's Chapel and Well.

St Winifride's Well, Holywell, North Wales

Minera Lead Mines and Country Park, Wrexham

From the first records of mining in the mid-13th century to the Tudors and beyond, Minera Lead Mines have an amazing industrial past. Take the dramatic mines as a starting point, then see 300 years of artefacts in the museum, admire the engine and boiler houses and enjoy the 53-acre park.

Derelict wooden mining equipment.
Stone mine tower and wooden winching apparatus.
An abandoned industrial mine site with towers and buildings.

Minera Lead Mines, Wrexham, North Wales

The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Llangollen

The Poncysyllte Aqueduct is a piece of architectural wonder built by Thomas Telford and William Jessop, carrying the Llangollen Canal 125 feet (38 metres) above the River Dee. Not only is it a Grade 1 listed building and a World Heritage Site, it also has lots of odd quirks, such as the use of ox blood in the making of its mortar.

A high canal aqueduct viewed from ground level.
An aqueduct made of a metal trough and a narrow footpath.

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, North Wales

St Asaph Cathedral, St Asaph

St Asaph Cathedral is a lovely and historic building that stands in the city of St Asaph near the Elwy river. The cathedral is the main church of the Diocese of St Asaph, one of the six dioceses in the Church in Wales. It is a place of prayer, history, and architectural beauty that attracts visitors from all over the world. The cathedral's remarkable architecture, detailed stained-glass windows, and serene atmosphere make it a worthwhile destination for anyone visiting the area. Whether you're curious about history, architecture, or simply looking for a quiet place to think, St Asaph Cathedral is a friendly and inspiring place to visit. St Asaph Cathedral is known for hosting a variety of events and concerts throughout the year, you may want to look at the St Asaph Cathedral website for more information.

exterior of cathedral and churchyard.

St Asaph Cathedral, North Wales

Celyn Farmers' Market, Mold

Wales is a country for foodies, and Celyn Farmers' Market is a vibrant fortnightly mini-festival which lets you meet some of the passionate producers who make it that way. You can pick up delicacies as diverse as handmade bread, petit fours, Welsh buffalo and local relishes. This award-winning market is a sweet and savoury delight.

Llangollen Motor Museum

Llangollen Motor Museum is one of the best-loved museums in Britain, thanks to the passion of its curators and the character of its exhibits. Whether you’re impressed by swish design or old spare parts, these pedal cars, carriages, canal vehicles and classic motorbikes offer an inspirational jaunt down memory lane.

Denbigh Castle, Denbigh

Denbigh Castle is an impressive stronghold situated in the town of Denbigh. It was constructed in the late 13th century by Henry de Lacy, one of King Edward I's main generals, as part of the king's scheme to conquer the Welsh. The castle stands on a rocky hilltop above the town and has amazing views of the surrounding landscape. It is a popular attraction and a significant historical site, with a history that covers centuries. Visitors can see the castle's remains, learn about its history, and admire the surrounding scenery.

aerial view of castle.

Denbigh Castle, North Wales

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