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History enthusiasts

Just five miles from Dolphin stands Flint Castle, famously featured in Shakespeare's Richard II. One of the first castles to be built in Wales by King Edward I, its most impressive feature is its solitary round tower. Free to visit, it stands mostly in ruins, affording stunning views across to the Wirral.

Days out with the kids

Kids will love the Greenfield Valley Heritage Park. Learn about the lives of people in the local farming community from the early 19th century at the industrial revolution museum, before racing outside to have fun in the adventure playground and maze, or on one of the many nature walks around the valley.

The great outdoors

Climb to the top of Moel Famau on a circular walk through the stunning Moel Famau Country Park, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Enjoy spectacular views of the Wirral, Merseyside, Snowdonia, the Dee Valley and the coast. At the summit, you'll find the 19th century Jubilee Tower, built in 1810 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of King George III. Explore Loggerheads Country Park, with its beautiful wooded river valley, dramatic cliffs and outcrops - a great place for a short stroll or to start a longer hike over the Clwydian Range. For a breath of sea air, visit Talacre beach, a sandy beach with lovely views and the impressive Point of Ayr lighthouse.