"The Gateway to Wales"
Overview of Mold
The idyllic town of Mold, found in Flintshire, is a borough with a population of approximately 10,000 with great historic significance and beautiful views that can only be seen to be believed.
With numerous activities, attractions and bustling restaurants, cafes and shopping outlets, Mold truly is a destination worth a visit. With something for every member of the family, this local tourist hotspot makes a great place to visit when holidaying nearby in North Wales.
Mold is great for those wanting to expand their knowledge on fascinating Welsh history. With monuments including Mold Castle, ancient burial grounds, the infamous Eisteddfod Circles and intricate architectural builds, including St. Mary’s Church funded by Henry VII’s mother Lady Margaret Beaufort, your options are endless. Additionally, hidden away in plain sight on Earl Road is a charming museum with a quaint library full to the brim with books. If that wasn’t enough, a notable featured statue of the poetic novelist Daniel Owen stands tall for all to see outside these curious establishments; what a perfect way to end your museum tour!
For those of you seeking an adventure, Mold is a great place to start your tour of this beautiful part of North Wales. Nestled conveniently beneath the breathtaking Clwydian Hills, this hill range and moorland, is notorious for its scenic views and enchanting walks, where soaking up the natural beauty of nature and all its wildlife will recharge the batteries every time.
If Mold wasn’t exciting enough, the town also hosts popular events every year including the annual Food and Drink Festival, the ethereal North Wales Blues and Soul Festival and winter festivities aren’t complete without a trip to the panto at Theatr Clwyd.
Finally, let’s not forget the wide range of restaurants and pubs that offer dining and drinking and an atmospheric buzz that holidays need.
Six facts about Mold
- The famous Mold Cape is a solid-gold cape found in 1833 by workers quarrying a burial site for stone. Experts suggest that the Cape is a piece of a ceremonial dress from the Bronze Age (1900-1600 BC).
- Mold Castle is located on Bailey hill with numerous other attractions including the Eisteddfod Circles which were erected in 1922 in advance of the Eisteddfod that took place in Mold the following year.
- Daniel Owen first started submitting his work and poems into the local Eisteddfodau. Eventually some of his work gained traction, enabling him to publish a range of popular literature works on local characters and Victorian life throughout Flintshire .
- Margaret Beaufort, mother of the Tudor King Henry VII of England, donated money to begin construction on St. Mary’s Church in Mold. It is said that she did this to celebrate her son’s victory at the battle of Bosworth in 1485. Furthermore, her husband, Thomas Stanley, was Lord of Mold.
- Mold has the largest street markets in North Wales, with over 70 stalls selling food, drinks, crockery and clothes every Wednesday and Saturday. Mold’s thriving street market has something for everyone. There are also farmers markets every first and third Saturday in St. Mary’s Hall.
- Mold still has a traditional town centre livestock market every Wednesday.
Find out more about Mold
Make your holiday to Wales a journey full of excitement and amusement with Mold town’s award-winning golf club. With luscious green grass, rolling hills and unimaginable scenic views its nothing short of a hole in one! Or why not make memories that last a lifetime and treat yourself to a show stopping performance at Mold’s Theatr Clwyd. With live productions and music fit for all audiences, including the acclaimed Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto, you can cry, laugh, dance and sing the night away surrounded by your family and friends. Theatr Clwyd also hosts an array of film screenings, allowing you to watch your favourite movies on the big screen. Theatr Clwyd has been one of four theatre powerhouses in Wales, entertaining families from across the UK, since 1976!
Indulge yourself in a well-deserved shopping spree at Mold’s very own street market. Not only is this a thriving town centre attraction, it’s a great place to pick up a bargain. This lively street market has over 70 traders eager to help you find exactly what you’re looking for! Mold’s heritage is rich, colourful and vast with it’s thriving street market being in full swing since the medieval times.
Mold also has a very lively indoor market, perfect for a rainy day, whatever the season. It even has an indoor barber’s shop. Open Monday to Saturday.
For more information about this captivating town, visit the Mold Town Council website.
Caerwys is a rural Town situated on a wide plateau overlooking the Clwydian Range in the beautiful open countryside. With local quirky, useful and attractive businesses on every corner accompanied by beautiful areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONB), Caeryws is a hearty, welcoming town awaiting your visit.
You will find Buckley situated in the east of Flintshire only 6 miles from the English border. With the towns location resting on a high point of hills which extends between the valley of the River Alyn and the narrow plain beside the Dee Estuary, the spectacular Clwydian Range can be seen to the West too.
More Places of Interest
Flint is one of many historic towns based in Flintshire, North Wales. With beauty and culture around every corner and a fantastic Castle overlooking the River Dee Foreshore with wildlife and greenery in abundance, this town is a fascinating little find and a great way to fill your holiday with family fun and memories that last a lifetime.
Mold is the fascinating county town of Flintshire located along the River Alyn. The town is known for it’s backdrop of scenic beauty that includes, the awe inspiring Clwydian Range. Historic elements include; Mold Castle, St. Mary’s Church and Bailey Hill.
Buckley Heritage Trail
The Buckley Heritage Trail is an easy walk around the fascinating hamlet of Buckley. This charming trail starts at Etna Park on Globe Way and guides you along winding roads past open water, conservation areas and vast forestry until you reach your final destination. Partnered with scenic views of the towering Welsh mountains and the glistening valley below, this stunning trail is one for the to-do list!