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Hawarden castle estate park, Hawarden

Hawarden castle estate park
A lovely walk through the beautiful tree-lined estate park. Enter through an unobtrusive stone archway in the town's centre. From the grounds it is possible to view the castle ruins and stroll around the park. The gates to the estate grounds are locked at 9pm in the summer and 7pm in the winter. Dogs are allowed to run free, unless livestock are grazing. Members of the public are welcome to walk in the park most days of the year, however the land is private and those visiting must adhere to the notices limiting areas of access.

tel: 01244531547

address: Hawarden Castle, Hawarden, Flintshire, CH5 3PB

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Hawarden Castle, Hawarden

Hawarden Castle
The old castle ruins (Grade I listed) are on the New Hawarden Castle estate and are only open to the public on some Sundays, typically the second and fourth Sundays in summertime.The oldest origins of this site may date back to the Iron Age, later being used as a Norman Motte-and-bailey castle which was reportedly destroyed and replaced during 13th century with the building that we see today.The castle played an important role during the Welsh struggle for independence in the 13th century finally being destroyed in the 17th century by Cromwell

tel: 01244531547

address: Hawarden Castle, Hawarden, Flintshire, CH5 3PB

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St Deiniol’s church, Hawarden

St Deiniol’s church
St Deiniol’s (named after a 6th Century Welsh Saint) is of 13th century origin, restored in 1857 following a fire. William Gladstone (the 19th Century prime minister) worshipped and was married here and the church houses several monuments to the family, among which is the splendid memorial window. The magnificent west window, depicting the nativity was the last work of famous pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones a Gladstone family friend. There is also a beautiful Gladstone memorial chapel, depicting a marble statue of the couple.

tel: 01244520091

address: Church Lane, Hawarden CH5 3LT

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Hawarden farm shop, Hawarden

Hawarden farm shop
Hawarden farm shop, is an excellent place to spend a few hours. Providing a range of artisan food, including a butcher, a deli and a café. The café is a welcoming space, with both inside and outside seating. The farm shop and café have disabled access and next to the café is a ‘Dog Stop’ to tie up and leave pets. Outside is a traditional wooden play fort which is a fun way to keep younger children occupied. The Farm Shop is surrounded by 25 acres of fields, through which is signposted a mile-long nature trail. From June to October you can PYO.

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tel: 01352533442

address: Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, Chester Road, Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales, CH5 3FB

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Library, Hawarden

Library
Gladstone’s library is an amazing building, being Britain's finest residential library, and its only Prime Ministerial library as well as having a Grade I-listing. At the heart of the library is Gladstone’s own collection of 32,000 items, many containing his personal annotations.There are daily tours of the library at set times of the day, however you can access the rest of the building freely. There is a Cafe, providing excellent homemade food, has both inside and outside seating overlooking large gardens, which you are free to stroll around.

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tel: 01244532350

address: Gladstone

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Daleside Garden Centre, Hawarden

Daleside Garden Centre
Ideal stop for plants, gardening needs, greeting cards and gifts. There is also a craft shop for all your craft and hobby needs, (which regularly runs craft based courses) a clothing shop and the Topiary coffee shop and restaurant. There is plenty of free and disabled parking.

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tel: 01244532041

address: Gladstone Way, Deeside CH5 3HF

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Church of St. Sadwrn, Henllan

Church of St. Sadwrn
Dedicated to the local hermit St Sadwrn, this unique old church has a detached tower on a mound, built apart so the bells could best be heard across the sixteen mile parish. The tower itself dates from the 15th century, but key features worth visiting include the 14th century Vesty door, a late medieval window, a Jacobean alter table, as well as a pair of Georgian chandeliers. To say this church and surroundings are picturesque is an understatement. It is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places I have visited.

address: St Sadwrn Church Street Henllan DENBIGH LL16 5BD

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Holywell Swing Park, Holywell

Holywell Swing Park
The swing park is really well kept and located next to Holywell Leisure Centre. There are swings for older and younger kids, a sandpark with climbing frame and digger, a seesaw, a pirate ship with slide, a large spiderweb climbing frame.

It has some benches to sit and eat a picnic. Dogs can be tied up outside and car parking is available around the park. Really nice park and definately recommended.

address: Holywell Leisure Centre, Fron Park Road, Holywell CH8 7UZ

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New Life Church Holywell, Holywell

New Life Church Holywell
New Life Church is a church of about 60 people. All ages seem to be covered in the congregation. The worship songs are fairly loud and happy. The talk is bible based, illustrative and relevant to people lives.

The church is very welcoming; described as having a family air about it. Visitors comment that they feel relaxed and at home. Kids church (sunday school) and a creche is run during the talk. Fresh coffee and tea is served afterwards.

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tel: 01352 711754

address: New Life Church Holywell, Post Office Lane, Holywell, CH8 7TB

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Holywell Pet Cemetery, Holywell

Holywell Pet Cemetery
The Pet cemetery has been listed as one of the top places for families to visit in Flintshire during the summer holidays. Although an unusual choice, with its award winning beautifully manicured gardens, statues, memorials, visitor centre, chapel and cafe serving delicious home-made food, it is easy to see why. It also has a great cafe serving homemade food. The cemetery has chickens and ducks, a picnic area and toilet facilities. The gardens are really well kept and kids can run around and play safely whilst parents sit and relax with a drink.

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tel: 01352710500

address: The Pet Cemetery, Brynford CH8 8AD

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