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Holywell accommodation

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Springfield Hotel & Health Club

  • Hotel
  • Holywell
  • £65 to £119 per night
  • Distance 2.6 miles
Flintshire and Chester
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Bryn Gwyn

  • Self Catering
  • Holywell
  • Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom
  • £295 to £674 per week
  • Distance 2.0 miles
  • internet access
  • wood burner
Flintshire and Chester
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Stable Cottage

  • Self Catering
  • Whitford, Holywell
  • Sleeps up to 5
  • £365 to £745 per week
  • Distance 2.8 miles
Flintshire and Chester
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Misty Waters

  • Self Catering
  • Lloc Nr. Holywell
  • Sleeps 2 to 4
  • £189 to £582 per week
  • Distance 2.9 miles
Flintshire and Chester
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Bwthyn Waen Isaf

  • Self Catering
  • Caerwys, Holywell
  • Sleeps up to 7
  • £386 to £993 per week
  • Distance 2.6 miles
Flintshire and Chester
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Glasdir Cottages

  • Self Catering
  • Pentre Halkyn
  • Sleeps 4 to 7
  • £267 to £839 per week
  • Distance 2.4 miles
Flintshire and Chester
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Penrho Hall

  • Self Catering
  • Mostyn
  • Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms
  • £1245 to £2830 per week
  • Distance 2.3 miles
  • internet access
  • wood burner
  • hot tub
Flintshire and Chester
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The Shippon

  • Self Catering
  • Rhes-Y-Cae
  • Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
  • £240 to £529 per week
  • Distance 3.4 miles
  • internet access
Flintshire and Chester
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The Hayloft

  • Self Catering
  • Nannerch
  • Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom
  • £209 to £394 per week
  • Distance 3.8 miles
  • internet access
Flintshire and Chester
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The Long Barn

  • Self Catering
  • Nannerch
  • Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
  • £255 to £574 per week
  • Distance 3.8 miles
  • internet access
Flintshire and Chester
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Millers Cottage

  • Self Catering
  • Nannerch
  • Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom
  • £209 to £394 per week
  • Distance 3.8 miles
  • internet access
Flintshire and Chester
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Acorns

  • Self Catering
  • Holywell
  • Sleeps up to 2, 2 bedrooms
  • £292 to £539 per week
  • Distance 1.5 miles
  • internet access
  • hot tub
Flintshire and Chester

About Holywell

Go to the busy town of Holywell, in North East Wales, and you will hear many stories of how the town got its name. In 660 AD a young maiden, or in some cases a nun, called Winefride, occasionally known by her Welsh name, Gwenfrewi, rejected the advances of a local chieftain called Caradog. He cut off the maiden's/nun's head and, from the place where it fell, a spring of clear water rose out of the ground. Her uncle Beuno happened along shortly thereafter and cured her. Thereafter Winefride, devoted herself to good works.

Now the holy well is a place of pilgrimage and earns Holywell its other name, the Lourdes of Wales. The visitor centre near the well has a large collection of crutches, said to have been discarded by the lame who had been cured by the waters of the well and went on their way rejoicing.

Also nearby is the ruin of Basingwerk Abbey, which was for 400 years home to Cistercian order of monks. Greenfield Valley Heritage Park stands on the site of former 18th century mills dedicated to the time when Holywell was a milling and mining community producing copper, wool and flour.

The town is set in magnificent rolling countryside with views of the stately Dee Estuary. The town itself has changed little in the last 200 years as the fine late Georgian and Victorian buildings show. The centre of the town, which is the fifth largest in Flintshire, is now a conservation area and totally pedestrianised.

It's a good place to put your feet up, outside or inside one of the many little cafes or pubs, and relax while watching the world go by browsing at the stalls of the once weekly market. Don't forget to pack your walking boots on a trip to Holywell. The St Beuno's historical trail visits all the historical and religious sites in the area. There are also many shorter walks from the heights of Halkin Moors to the banks of the beautiful Dee.

Angling is another popular pursuit here on either the Dee itself or in the many tributaries that tumble into the great river. Holywell has won second place in Wales in Bloom several years running. It's a lively town with many fetes and festivals throughout the years, exhibitions and arts clubs and a lively sports scene. The countryside surrounding Holywell is studded with villages offering secluded cottages and charming country inns.