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Flint

Flint

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Flint is a town lying on the estuary of the River Dee. It was the county town of the historic county of Flintshire and today has a population of around 13,000.

Flint is located in north-east Wales, adjoining the River Dee, to the north of the town of Mold. Across the River Dee, the Wirral can be seen from Flint and views to the south of the town include Pentre Halkyn Mountain.

Edward I of England began to build Flint Castle in 1277. Both castle and town were attacked by the forces of Madog ap Llywelyn during the revolt of 1294-5; the defenders of the town burnt it in order to deny its use to the Welsh.

Flint railway station lies on the North Wales Coast Line, providing services between Manchester Piccadilly and Llandudno. A north/south service between Cardiff Central and Holyhead also calls, as do selected West Coast Main Line trains between London Euston and Holyhead.

Flint is on National Cycle Route 5, which means you can ride east to Chester along the banks of the River Dee - or start pedalling west along the coast.

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Contact

Mold Tourist Information Centre

Address

Flint,
CH6 5JE

Location

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Map reference: SJ 243729  Lat: 53.24840 Long: -3.13579

A55 Junction 33 & A5119.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Flint station