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28 Feb 2021

Village Hotel St Davids offers the perfect base to explore all that North Wales has to offer. Take a look at our recommendations for the top things to see and do nearby.

 

MOEL FAMAU

Located in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Moel Famau offers a countryside walk with some of the most spectacular views in North Wales and beyond - on a clear day you can even see as far as Blackpool tower! Moel Famau is one of the highest hills within the Clwydian range, at over 1818ft tall. The hill is surrounded by iron age hill forts, and The Jubilee Tower remains can be found at the summit.

Location: Mold, CH7 5PJ

 

LOGGERHEADS COUNTRY PARK

Loggerheads is a stunning country park, with a wooded river valley running alongside the River Alyn, dramatic cliffs, caves and outcrops to explore. The park has two historic landmarks, Pentre Mill corn mill, and Devil’s Gorge, and was also a key location for lead mining and quarrying. Visitors can relax and enjoy a picnic at the on site Tea Gardens.

Location: Ruthin Road, Mold, CH7 5LH

 

TALACRE BEACH

Offering unrivalled sunrise and sunset views, Talacre beach is the perfect place to take in the spectacular Welsh coastline. Boasting miles of golden sand, edged by dunes, Talacre is home to the historic Point of Ayr lighthouse which stands 18 metres out of the sand. The lighthouse was built in 1776, and has been the focus point of many spooky stories due to its history of paranormal activity. Following visitor reports of a person standing on the balcony and footprints appearing in the sand, psychics visited the lighthouse and reported that they received contact from a spirit, Raymond, a deceased lighthouse keeper. Spooky! It’s not just ghouls that populate the area, the beach is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, as it’s home to wintering birds and various rare species, such as Natterjack Toads.

Location: Talacre, Flintshire, CH8 9RD

 

WELSH CASTLES

North Wales is home to some of the finest and well preserved castles in the world; Conwy Castle, Caernarfon Castle and Penrhyn Castle to name a few! There are so many fantastic castles waiting to be explored, located right on the doorstep of Village Hotel St Davids. Standing on the shores of the River Dee, Flint Castle was the first castle to be built by King Edward I in his quest to conquer Wales. Flint Castle was the famous meeting place of Edward I’s great great grandson Richard II and rival to the crown Henry Bolingbroke, who later became King Henry IV, following Richard giving up the throne. William Shakespeare featured Flint Castle and this historic tale in the play Richard II. Hawarden Castle was the former home of British Prime Minister W.E Gladstone. Dating back to the Iron Age Hawarden castle, played a key role in the struggle for Welsh independence and alongside nearby Ewloe and Caergwrle are symbols of Welsh culture, individuality and perseverance. There is also Gwrych Castle in Abergele. The castle and 250 acres of grounds, parks and woodland recently came to fame as the set of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, but also played a vital role in WWII, has links to the Royal Family and has also acted as a film set! The castle housed refugees during the war, and later became the first country house to open to the British public, before opening its doors as a medieval entertainment centre - the first of it’s kind in the UK. If you’re looking to learn about Welsh history and culture, then one of the many fantastic castles are a great place to start.

 

DISCOVER WALES

Book your break at Village Hotel St Davids and enjoy a 2 nights for 2 people from just £129, including breakfast, dinner on the first night, a glass of fizz and late check out! Bookable through to 30th Dec 2021. Plus, kids eat FREE during school holidays! Find out more here

T&Cs apply, subject to availability, based on the relaxation of covid measures. Find out more here. Please observe Government guidance regarding the meeting of different households and local travel restrictions. 

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