Places to visit

There are many places to visit in North Wales within easy reach of our B&B. On the edge of the village of Carmel in a rural location, we are just two miles from the town of Holywell.  The house is on a hill overlooking the sea and open countryside. Although a quiet location we are only 2 miles from the main A55 trunk road.

Nearby Places of Interest

St Winefride’s Well (2 miles)

St Winifrede's Well, Holywell

St Winifrede’s Well, Holywell

St Winefride’s Well has been welcoming pilgrims since the eighth century. There is also a sixteenth century Chapel built by Henry VIII’s grandmother Margaret Beaufort. Visitors have been drinking and bathing in the water for centuries. You can still take a dip or buy some holy water. There is a beautiful chapel with a gift shop and adjacent café.

Greenfield Valley Heritage Park (3 miles)

Swan on the lake at Greenfield Valley Heritage Park

Swan on the lake at Greenfield Valley Heritage Park

The Greenfield Valley Heritage Park covers 70 acres and at its heart is a Museum and Farm, developed around agricultural buildings rescued from around Flintshire and rebuilt at Greenfield Valley. The majority of the collections are representative of the period 1850-1950. There is also a farm with small animals, three lakes, an old cotton mill, copper works as well as a children’s play area with a fantastic tree house. Open March to October. Adjacent Café and ruins of Basingwerk Abbey .

Wales Coastal Path (5 miles)

Gronant Dunes, Wales Coastal Path

Gronant Dunes, Wales Coastal Path

Walking is a wonderful way to explore Flintshire. Whether you are interested in walking for fun, fitness or simply to get away from it all with family or friends, there’s something to suit everyone. The North Wales coast is a mixture of wonderful sandy beaches and family friendly towns and villages. There’s some 60 miles of sea views from the North Wales path and, at Prestatyn, the Wales Coast Path joins Offa’s Dyke Path, Britain’s longest ancient monument and a National Trail.

Clwyd Theatre/Theatr Cymru (10 miles)

Theatr Clwyd

Theatr Clwyd

Wales’ major drama producing operation and originally built as a Regional Arts Centre. It is the home of a highly acclaimed producing company, which also presents much of its work on tour throughout Wales and the rest of the UK. The company produces mainly in English, but also in Welsh. You can book on-line for most events at the theatre by browsing the information page on the Clwyd Theatre website.

Castles (7 miles)

Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle

There are over 600 castles in Wales so you don’t need to go far to visit one of these ancient monuments. Caernarfon, Conwy, Rhuddlan and Denbigh castles are all within easy reach.

Nearby Activities

Horse Riding (1.5 miles)

Horse riding

Horse riding

There are lots of riding stables in the area but the nearest to us is Pennant Park Riding Centre. Perfect for a riding holiday. Qualified staff, lessons for all abilities, set in a beautiful location.

Golf (1.5 miles)

Golf course

Golf course

Pennant Park Golf Course. The course was opened in August 1998 Built in an area of outstanding natural beauty, this parkland course offers a challenge to all golfers from beginners to professionals. Excellent facilities at the club house.

Afonwen Craft Centre (5 miles)

Afonwen Craft Centre

Afonwen Craft Centre

Not just a craft centre, but a really good restaurant as well as an antiques centre and a gift shop.

The centre also holds events, exhibitions and courses. Afonwen website has details.

A great place to wander around and perhaps find that little something that you have been looking for.

 

Local Events

Real Ale Trail (2 miles)

Real Ale Trail

Real Ale Trail

Twice yearly event in April and September. The route is taken by bus visiting 9 rural pubs offering real ale and excellent food.