Chirk Castle is the last Welsh castle from the reign of Edward I. The gardens are beautiful.
Erddig is an early 18th century country house and Penrhyn Castle with its one-ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria’s visit are all a short drive away.
Bodnant Gardens near Llandudno are also well worth a trip. Visit in May to see the famous laburnum arch or in Spring to see the azaleas and rhododendrons at their best.
Family Days Out
Greenfield Valley Heritage Park makes an excellent family day-out. Explore and experience life from a previous era. Have fun watching the animals or get lost in the maze. Bring a picnic or have tea in the tearooms. Have a look at the website for information on the various activities throughout the season.
Danger Point family friendly safety scenarios are interactive and great fun for everyone.
Places to visit within a few miles are St Winifride’s Well in Holywell, castles at Rhuddlan, Denbigh and Flint, Rhyl Sun Centre.
For Ladies who Lunch
Afonwen Craft and Antique Centre, St Asaph Cathedral, Bodelwyddan Castle and Church, and for those who love to stitch and sew, Abakhan Warehouse with its array of ribbons, bows, buttons, fabrics, craft items and wool is an Aladdin’s cave to be explored.
Walking and Cycling
There is a huge choice of walking and cycling routes nearby. The world famous Offa’s Dyke National Trail starts (or ends) nearby in Prestatyn while the Clwydian Range has routes to suit every ability. We are also on the “sustrans” cycle route for East Flintshire. The new All Wales Coastal Path is open and can be followed easily from Flint or Greenfield.
Ride on the beach at Talacre with Bridlewood Riding Centre, or take a hack in the hills with Linden Farm Riding Centre.
Outpost Paintball Chester
Outpost Paintball is a unique paintball experience at Lower Kinnerton in Flintshire right on the North Wales and Cheshire Border for ages 11 and over. Based in a Cold War Anti Aircraft Artillery installation built to protect Chester, Wrexham, Wirral and Liverpool from attack by nuclear bombers.
Slightly Further Afield
Slightly further afield but all within a half hour’s gentle drive are Conwy Castle and the walled town of Conwy, Llandudno with its Victorian Arcades and promenade and Chester, a Roman walled city with its unique medieval Rows of shops.
We are close to the A55 Expressway which means Snowdonia can be reached in an hour, Holyhead is 90 minutes away and even Liverpool is within easy reach.
There are two excellent golf courses nearby. Holywell Golf Club, a unique heathland/links style course, with a long heritage and friendly atmosphere. The limestone terrain ensures that Holywell is one of the driest in north Wales.? Pennant Park Golf Club, set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, this parkland course offers a challenge to all golfers from beginners to professionals.
Zip World has the fastest zip line in the world and longest in Europe. Travel over historic Penrhyn Quarry before flying over the stunning quarry lake twice, first on the little zipper then experiencing Velocity on the big zipper, reaching speeds of up to 118mph.
Inland Surfing? Visit Surf Snowdonia, the world-first inland surf lagoon and the only guaranteed surf break in the UK.
Set in the heart of beautiful North Wales, with a backdrop of the forests and mountains of Snowdonia.
To get an idea of what there is to see on the Clwydian Range have a look at the Heather and Hillforts video here.