Local Hinterland


Holywell is an ideal centre from which to explore the surrounding countryside and discover its attractions.

Within a few miles of the town for instance, there are four golf courses, horse riding and trekking facilities and, for the angler, there are six stillwater trout or coarse fisheries as well as sea fishing in the River Dee estuary.

For walking enthusiasts there is Halkyn Common and a network of footpaths and bridleways including the waymarked Pennant Walks to explore while for the motorist, there are quiet country lanes linking unspoiled villages and with breathtaking scenery around every bend.

There are also a number of other visitor attractions within easy reach of the town.

In the hamlet of Llanerch-y-Mor on the banks of the River Dee with its quaint thatched roof pub for instance, you will find Abakhan Fabrics housed in an award winning restored mill with its famous mill shop, while inland, at Afonwen in the picturesque Wheeler Valley, is the Afonwen Craft & Antique Centre.