fifth largest town in Flintshire, Wales

Holywell (Welsh: Treffynnon) is a market town and pilgrimage destination in Flintshire. Its name refers to St. Winefride' Well, which is said to have healing powers and has gained to town the title "Lourdes of Wales". The 16th century shrine that was built around the spring is just one of many historic monuments around, making this a charming and interesting village. Its beautiful surroundings also make it an excellent base for hikers and bikers looking to explore the Wales countryside.

St Winefride's Well. Bathing pool and changing tents.

Get inEdit

The town lies just a few minutes off the A55 motorway and is equally close to the A548 coastal road. If you're coming from Liverpool, it's about a 50 minute drive via the A55, taking exit 32.

If you're using public transport, catch a train to nearby Flint and take the T1 towards Greenfield from there.


  • 1 Basingwerk Abbey, near Greenfield (1 mile North-East of Holywell). Ruined remains of Cistercian abbey. Free.    
  • 2 St Winefride's Well. pilgrimage site since the 7th century    







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Routes through Holywell
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