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Clwyd is a preserved county situated in the eastern part of North Wales. It consists of the unitary authorities Wrexham, Flintshire, Denbighshire, and historically part of Conwy.



  • 1 Chirk (Welsh: Y Waun) – castle and aqueduct and close by the massive Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
  • 2 Corwen – local associations with Owain Glyndŵr and Caer Drewyn Iron Age hillfort
  • 3 Deeside (Welsh: Glannau Dyfrdwy) – including Connah's Quay, Ewloe, Shotton and Queensferry start of the Wales Coast Path.
  • 4 Denbigh (Welsh: Dinbych) – picturesque historic market town
  • 5 Flint (Welsh: Y Fflint) – site of Edward I's first castle in Wales, from where he commenced his conquest.
  • 6 Holt – 14th-century bridge across the border to England
  • 7 Holywell (Welsh: Treffynnon) – St Winefride's Well. pilgrimage site since the 7th century
  • 8 Llangollen – Steam railway, Roman bridge, historic canal, beautiful Dee Valley, and nearby village of Trevor.
  • 9 Mold (Welsh: Yr Wyddgrug) – see a play at Clwyd Theatr Cymru
  • 10 Prestatyn – coastal resort and beach and starting point for a number of hiking trails
  • 11 Rhyl (Welsh: Y Rhyl) – seaside resort
  • 12 Rhuddlan – 13th century castle
  • 13 Ruthin (Welsh: Rhuthun) – historic town with fine example of black and white timber framed buildings
  • 14 St Asaph (Welsh: Llanelwy) – one of Britain's smallest cities and the smallest Anglican cathedral in Great Britain.
  • 15 Wrexham (Welsh: Wrecsam) – large town for the region.

Other destinations[edit]

  • 1 Clwydian Range AONB (Welsh: Bryniau Clwyd) – A range of mountains and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

A55 North Wales Expressway between Chester and Bangor is the main route into the north of the region, while from the south the A5 to Chirk from Shrewsbury.

By bus[edit]

Arriva Wales has services from Chester to Mold.

By train[edit]

  • North Wales Coast Line. Connections from Crewe and Holyhead to Rhyl, Prestatyn, Flint, Queensferry North Wales Coast Line on Wikipedia North Wales Coast Line (Q2631964) on Wikidata
  • Borderlands Line. From the Wirral to Wrexham Borderlands Line on Wikipedia Borderlands Line (Q4944671) on Wikidata

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This region travel guide to Clwyd is a usable article. It gives a good overview of the region, its sights, and how to get in, as well as links to the main destinations, whose articles are similarly well developed. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.