We put Sarah’s newly found driving skills to the test and set out to find Flint Castle. A friend of ours posted photos on Facebook of them at this castle which neither of us recognised, yet it turns out Flint is probably the closest castle to our home on the Wirral. The postcode for SatNavs is CH6 5PH.
We arrived at Flint Castle and parked in a near empty carpark adjacent to Flint Town United football club. No charge on the parking. We bought Jasper, our Labrador, with us on this as it’s OK to bring your furry buddies in as long as they’re on a lead.
Flint Castle is positioned right on the marshy edges of the Dee Estuary and the views from the grounds are vast and beautiful over toward The Wirral.
Flint Castle was one of the first castles ever built in Wales. It was to come part of King Edward I ‘Iron Ring’ of fortresses across North Wales. There are a few really great audio guide posts around the site which detail loads of the history about the area and the castle. They’re not crap either! I remember being bored to tears by these sort of guides in museums in the past but these were much more captivating and our daughter really got into them.
Plenty of places for a picnic here, sit in the sun and enjoy the view from inside the walls or from the outside too. After exploring the inside we took a bit of a boggy walk around the outside of the castle.
If you’ve got time, I’d definitely go and do a bit of walk on the front, it looks amazing and looks like there’s a decent footpath along the front.
All in all, a great little visit, a stones throw from Flint train station, definitely recommended.
Make sure you check out the vlog of our trip on our YouTube channel and check out the gallery of pics from the trip below.