The smallest town in Britain with a Royal Charter

Overview of Caerwys

Caerwys is a rural Town situated on a wide plateau overlooking the Clwydian Range in beautiful open countryside.

Located only 2 miles from junction 31 off the A55 North Wales ExpressWay, Caerwys is a community used to welcoming visitors, holidaymakers and holiday home owners throughout the centuries. Offering hospitality to visitors has played a pivotal role in the survival and evolution of Caerwys and defines the town of today.

Whilst royal intervention has played its part along the way, culture and social history has crafted the town’s identity through the years.

Caerwys has a fascinating history [Link to blog ] and offers a wide range of amenities to both locals and tourists and had its first established holiday camp in the 1930s

Six facts about Caerwys

  1. Caerwys is mentioned in the Domesday Book.
  2. Edward I granted the town its Royal Charter in 1290, making it a free trading borough and the only true Welsh Town and settlement in North Wales.
  3. Caerwys is known as the birthplace of the eisteddfod in North Wales.
  4. Some of the earliest visitors to Caerwys were pilgrims seeking cures for eye problems at St Michael’s Holy Well.
  5. Caerwys has had a pioneering veterinary practice since 1816.
  6. The Old Gaol (now a private house) on South Street was once linked to Old Court (another private dwelling) by an underground tunnel that sits under the High Street.

Images from Caerwys

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