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Anson Engine Museum, Poynton

Anson Engine Museum
Run on donations and hard work, passion runs throughout the Anson Engine Museum. Its unique collection consists of over two-hundred and fifty gas and oil engines, many maintained and in running order. With early Crossley gas engines to more modern diesels, steam engines, and exhibits depicting engines of the future, enthusiasts from all over the world come to visit. This museum is massive, thousands of hours of work has gone into making the exhibits, and there really is masses to see here as a result. You will not be left disappointed.

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tel: 01625874426

address: Anson Engine Museum, Anson Rd, Poynton. SK12 1TD.

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Roman Bath Houses, Prestatyn

Roman Bath Houses
On the edge of Melyd Avenue is an amazingly preserved Roman bath house. Originally built in AD 120 and extended in AD 150; Mr F. Gilbert Smith, a local amateur archaeologist, discovered this site in 1934. You can go and view this extraordinary historic site, and sit in the area that was once a cold plunge-bath, fed by a local spring via a timber aqueduct. The floors and roof would have been made from tiles transported over 40 miles from Holt near Wrexham. Excitingly, there is also evidence of larger stone buildings yet to be discovered.

address: Melyd Avenue Prestatyn

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Central Beach, Prestatyn

Central Beach
With more than adequate parking, this is an ideal first port of call if heading to Prestatyn for the first time. It is within easy walking distance of all the local amenities, the Nova Centre, crazy golf, beach play-park, amusement arcades, and the local Café. The Central beach itself, one of three conjoining beaches that cover 5 miles of coastline, is popular with sailors and windsurfers, families, walkers and cyclists. Dogs are welcome in the specified dog exercise areas, while other dog free restricted areas are also present.

address: Central Beach Prestatyn

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Central Beach Play Park, Café and Amusem, Prestatyn

Central Beach Play Park, Café and Amusem
All the best things in life are free, and here at the Central Beach Play Park, that is no different, as your children can enjoy themselves for hours on the swings and climbing frames. If however you do fancy a little entertainment besides the park, there is a café that serves excellent food at a reasonable price, and amusement arcade for all the family to enjoy. So bring your loose change and clear your schedule, because this area is great fun, can be enjoyed on a shoestring budget, and by everyone regardless of age.

address: Central Beach Prestatyn

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Christ Church in Rhes-y-cae, Rhes-y-cae

Christ Church in Rhes-y-cae
Christ Church in Rhes-y-cae was built in 1846. It is made of local limestone like Rhosesmor Church and is the smallest of the three Halkyn Mountain Churches; it’s small size being attributed to a shortage of funds when erecting the building.  At a squeeze it can accommodate 200 people. It has its own organ which has recently been refurbished.

website: go to site

tel: 01352781297

address: Rhes-y-cae

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Rhosesmor Swing Park, Rhosesmor

Rhosesmor Swing Park
This is a great park for kids with a secure fence around it to keep them safe.

There are swings for young and older kids, a seesaw, springy things you can sit on and bounce, a climbing frame with slide, football goal posts and a large aerial runway which the kids love.

There is loads of green grass and a few benches for picnics. Dogs can be tied up outside, so dont worry. The condition of the park is excellent. Really worth a visit on a sunny day.

address: Head for Rhosesmor and drive through the village. You cannot miss it, honestly.

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St Pauls, Rhosesmor

St Pauls
St Paul’s Church isa grade II listed building situated in the centre of Rhosesmor. Built of local limestone between 1874-6 by the architect John Hill; the Church is an unusual shape, with a single nave and a semi-circular sanctuary (apse) which is unique in the area. The church has a pipe organ built by C Lloyd of Nottingham and the font was given in 1907 by the Duke of Westminster. The church building stands within a well kept, walled, churchyard and has a garden of remembrance and cemetery.

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tel: 01352781297

address: Rhosesmor

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Moel y Gaer walk, Rhosesmor

Moel y Gaer walk
Moel y Gaer is the highest point on the common with panoramic views across Cheshire, the Wirral and Liverpool. The earth banks and ditches that encircle the summit are the remains of an Iron Age hill fort begun 2500 years ago. Communities once lived here within the protection of the banks of the hill fort in a 'village' of circular wooden huts and rectangular buildings. Well worth the walk, Mole y gaer can be found on the B5123 opposite Ysgol Rhos Helyg.

address: Rhosesmor

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Rhydymwyn nature reserve, Rhydymwyn

Rhydymwyn nature reserve
The site has an interesting history including early lead mining activities, visits from the composer Mendelson, to its secret life as a WWII chemical weapons factory. Covering a total of 84 acres, the habitat is varied and includes many empty buildings which provide a home for bats. Due to health and safety on the site you may only visit with a person who has been inducted or you can become inducted through the membership schemes yourself. The site is accessible for wheelchairs as it has tarmac roads, there are also many events and courses.

website: go to site

tel: 01352 742115

address: Just off the Mold to Denbigh Road (A541), approx 2 miles outside of the town of Mold;

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Coed-y-Felin, Rhydymwyn

Coed-y-Felin
Coed-y-Felin is ancient broad leaved woodland on limestone with associated wildflowers (particularly bluebells in spring) and a nature trail.There is a small car park at the western end with disabled access and a large car park at the eastern end. There is a flat path along the old railway line, suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, and some uneven and sometimes steep woodland paths. Dogs are allowed. For further information on this reserve, please contact Graham Berry on 07764897416 or email GrahamBerry@wildlifetrustswales.org.

address: The reserve is situated four miles north-west of Mold at Hendre, on the A541

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