With fantastic links to nearby Wrexham and the rest of North Wales, Flintshire is an ideal long weekend getaway or perhaps even a mini road trip destination.
If you're looking for a romantic weekend getaway, a last minute family adventure, or an exciting place to explore in your campervan or caravan, look no further than Flintshire.
Here's some more information on just a few of Flintshire's must see locations:
Located across from the River Dee in the North of Flintshire, Talacre beach has miles of golden sand and is backed by the beautiful Gronant dunes. The area around the beach is a Site of Specific Scientific Interest (SSI) thanks to its rare wildlife species including Natterjack Toads. Talacre’s iconic landmark is the Point of Ayr Lighthouse which dates back to 1776 and makes for a perfect Instagram photo! Talacre is a wonderful beach day option, it’s dog friendly and cannot be missed on any trip to Flintshire.
At 554m Moel Famau is the highest hill in the Clwydian Range. Moel Famau Country Park is a perfect destination for outdoor lovers and hikers alike. The Jubilee Tower Circular trail is a great option to reach the summit being only 6km in length and taking around 2 hours to complete. Views from the summit are simply stunning with the mountains of Eryri (Snowdonia) to the North West and a panoramic view over the Dee Valley to the East. The hill is also located on the famous Offa’s Dyke National trail.
A Flintshire landmark! Flint Castle was the first castle constructed by Edward I during his campaign to conquer Wales. His later feats include the UNESCO recognised castles of Beaumaris, Conwy, Caernarfon and Harlech. Construction of Flint Castle began in 1277 and was completed by 1284. The site can be easily explored with free parking nearby and free entry.
Greenfield Valley Heritage Park
Set over one and a half miles, Greenfield Valley Heritage Park has 70 acres of woodland and 2000 years of history to explore. This wonderful area of Flintshire is dotted with lakes, streams, ancient monuments and historic factories. An ideal place for a picnic, afternoon stroll or bike ride. Greenfield Valley is home to Basingwerk Abbey, founded in 1131 and extensively remodelled in the 13th century. This mediaeval religious centre is the start point for the North Wales Pilgrim’s Way, a long-distance walking route that stretches all the way to Enlli (Bardsey), the ‘Island of 20,000 Saints’. Incredible must see architecture and a beautiful site to explore.
Without doubt, one of Flintshire’s outstanding destinations! Wepre Country Park is set in 160 acres of woodland and greenery in the town of Connah’s Quay. Sounds quite ordinary so far? When you visit, you’ll see this place is far from ordinary with its picture perfect waterfalls, ancient Ewloe Castle and meandering brook. Follow the trail to Ewloe Castle and you’ll soon become immersed in the magical Wepre woodland.
The Hawarden Estate is Flintshire’s jewel in the crown. Home to a farm shop, bakery, deli, pub, explorer trail and events throughout the year. Its farm shop and cafe sell the freshest local produce that will have your taste buds tingling (try the croissants or pan au chocolat). A walk through the Hawarden estate will have you marvelling at its historic castle, beautiful walled gardens and epic lakes. Be sure to keep an eye on the Hawarden events calendar!