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Arts take centre stage

Theatre lovers will enjoy visiting this traditional Welsh market town. It's home to regional arts centre, Theatre Clwyd, which boasts a cinema and three art galleries, as well as being a great place to see live drama. In the county of Flintshire in the north east of Wales, Mold is surrounded by countryside that's perfect for mountain biking and rambling.

Unmissable markets

If you love markets you really are spoiled for choice in Mold. Street markets have been held here on Wednesdays and Saturdays since 1808 - the Wednesday antiques and collectables auction is a particular draw. Plus there's a livestock market next to the town centre on Mondays. The first Saturday of the month is foodie heaven, with Mold farmers market. And there's always the indoor market in the shopping centre.

Walk up Moel Famau hill

One of the most popular walks in the area is up Moel Famau hill. It's a great way to appreciate the countryside and there are some fantastic views from the top, where you can see Snowdonia and the Welsh coast on a clear day. Choose a trail with a level of difficulty that suits you. Planning a trip to Mold? The Travelodge Chester Northrop Hall Hotel is a 15-minute drive from town and close to the city of Chester. The Travelodge Halkyn Hotel, also 15 minutes away, is a great place to enjoy the Welsh countryside.