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Destination Holywell logos 3Holywell, one of the seven wonders of Wales, is a small North Wales market town overlooking the River Dee. Surrounded by stunning countryside and situated just off the coast, Holywell is renowned for St Winefride’s Well, a 7th-century shrine and place of pilgrimage for over 1,300 years. 

At one time, the area was home to flourishing lead mining & cotton milling industries. Rivers and streams from the surrounding mountains supplied the factories with a consistent energy source, during the 18th century Industrial Revolution. Copper smelting in Greenfield Valley also helped manufacture products used globally, including bracelets, Neptunes, & even sheathing for British ships.

IMG 5447Today, much of the history of Holywell is still visible. With its Georgian and Victorian town centre, quaint little village pubs; its many churches and Friary, or even the old train tracks; you can spot a small part of Holywell’s history at every corner. 

The town centre offers a number of café’s, pubs, independent shops and events for the whole family to enjoy, for locals and visitors alike. 

For those with younger children, take a trip to Greenfield Valley. With 70 acres of woodland to explore, a notable heritage to discover, and plenty of activities all year round, “there’s fun to be had every day at Greenfield Valley”. 

For those hot summer days, Talacre beach is the perfect seaside village for relaxing with an ice cream or playing on the penny arcades. 

Avid walkers will love Brynford Common & Halkyn Mountain, offering stunning scenes, wildlife, and charming little villages to stop for a drink or a bite to eat. 

Holywell is a wonderful and whimsical place, just waiting to be explored.