The Top 6 Things to Do in Flintshire



Sandwiched between the river Dee, Snowdonia and the Irish Sea, the Welsh county of Flintshire can seem low-key compared to its more mountainous neighbours. But despite being small in size and relatively unknown, the locals and visitors who come here year after year know that Flintshire is probably North Wales' best-kept secret. Keep reading to find out all about the best things to do in Flintshire and you'll be browsing local campsites before you know it…

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Glamping with views of Moel Famau

Moel Famau hill

Scale Flintshire’s tallest hill for panoramas over two countries

Moel Famau is a sizeable hill located roughly halfway between Mold in Flintshire and Ruthin in Denbighshire. On clear days, you'll get great views of both counties – as well as far-reaching vistas that extend all the way over to Liverpool in England – from the summit of this 554-metre vantage point in the Clwydian Range.

Although technically not high enough to be called a mountain, Moel Famau is an adventurous day out by anyone's standards – the path is generally accessible but can be rocky and boggy in places, and there's often birdlife to spot in the skies above. 

Moel Famau's main car park is also home to a shepherd's hut where you can pick up light refreshments and learn about the work of local craftsmen, who use this café on wheels to exhibit their wares.  

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Talacre beach

Explore Flintshire’s quiet coastline 

Just down the coast from the bustling Denbighshire resorts of Prestatyn and Rhyl, Talacre beach sits in an altogether quieter location just across the river Dee from the Wirral and close to the border between England and Wales. This sizeable stretch of sand extends for several miles down the coast and is generally very quiet, with plenty of room for dogs to run off the lead and for sun-seekers to find privacy and seclusion. 

Talacre is also home to the pretty Point of Ayr lighthouse, a historic structure which dates back to the 18th century. Keep an eye on the tide times if you're planning on investigating the lighthouse to make sure you don't get cut off from the mainland, and bring binoculars to take full advantage of this very special seascape. 

Escape to the sands at Talacre beach and stay the night at a Flintshire campsite in the local area.

The lighthouse at Talacre beach (Gina87 on Pixabay)

Wepre Park

Green space galore at this Flintshire hidden gem

Set in ancient woodland just to the south of Connah's Quay, Wepre Park has plenty to keep kids and adults entertained. With one of the largest free playgrounds in the area, two sports pitches, a small waterfall, a fishing lake and well-managed forest walks, this country park has 160 acres of pretty countryside to explore. 

All of these sights are just a short walk or bike ride away from Wepre's waterfront and amenities, including good public transport links to the national rail and road networks. 

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Flint and Ewloe castles

North Wales castles that feel off the beaten track

Flint Castle stands in the centre of Flintshire's county town. Originally built as part of Edward I's campaign against  Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, this medieval castle has exceptionally thick walls. 

Just a few miles away, Ewloe Castle is a Welsh-built fortification built in the 1200s. Surrounded by thick woodland, this castle was at the forefront of the clashes in these borderlands for hundreds of years, so there are plenty of historic relics to discover.

Handily, both Flint and Ewloe castles are managed by Cadw, the Welsh heritage service, and are free to enter throughout the year.

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The abbey at Greenfield Valley Heritage Park (Allan Washbrook on Pixabay)

Greenfield Valley Heritage Park

Outdoor antics and an open-air museum

Set in 70 acres of woodland and with 2,000 years of history on show, Greenfield Valley Heritage Park has a mix of outdoor space and fascinating relics from the past. The valley is full of historic buildings, including Basingwerk Abbey and cute traditional Welsh cottages, while the kids will find an adventure tree house, a maze and water games to keep them busy. 

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St. Winefride’s Well and Shrine

Dive into Wales’ medieval past

If you liked the ecclesiastical history on display at Greenfield Valley Heritage Park, head to St. Winefride's Well and Shrine nearby to experience a major medieval pilgrimage site. The faithful have flocked here for over 1,300 years, making it quite possibly the oldest pilgrimage site still in use in Britain. 

The crypt, outer pool (said to be filled with healing waters) and chapel that make up this Grade I-listed complex are full of sacred relics and fascinating stories, creating a sense of peace that continues to draw visitors today. 

Which of these sites will you be exploring next? To find more outings in this part of North Wales, check out our guide to the best places to go walking in Flintshire.