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Caerwys

Caerwys

Details

Caerwys is situated to the west of Flint and south-west of Holywell in north-east Wales; the small town has a population of around 1,300.

Caerwys is mentioned in the Domesday Book as a small market town. The well-maintained church is dedicated to St. Michael.
As well as being surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty and views across mountains and valleys, the centre of Caerwys has been designated a conservation area.

Caerwys and Philadelphia have important historical connections. Local doctor, Thomas Wynne, sailed to America on the ship Welcome in 1682 with William Penn. Wynne was one of the founding fathers of Philadelphia and became the first speaker of the Provisional Assembly, as well as a provincial judge. The original street plan of Philadelphia was designed on the street pattern of Caerwys. Many Welsh names crop up in the city, and several buildings built in Philadelphia resemble buildings in the Caerwys area, some of which still stand today.

Contact

Rhyl Tourist Information Centre

Address

Caerwys,
CH7 5AN

Location

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Map reference: SJ 127729  Lat: 53.24674 Long: -3.30927

A55 Junction 31; B5122.

Accessible by Public Transport: 10 miles from Flint station