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Postcode: CH8 | code search
Population: 6000
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Holywell is located in North Wales high on the hillside with views out across the River Dee towards the Wirral Peninsula. Holywell takes its name from the well that is in fact a spring of fresh water. Legend has it that Gwenfrei was a 7th century girl who at a young age wanted to become a nun, an only child of wealthy parents she enjoyed an education by a monk called Bueno. The legend goes that one day she was sat at home and was attacked by Prince Caradog who had taken a fancy to her – she escaped but Caradog took off in pursuit and caught her on the hillside where he cut off her head. Bueno found the girl and replaced her head miraculously restoring her to life. She eventually became a nun and was named St Winifred. Legend states that where her head fell a spring of healing water gushed forth – and today visitors come to Holywell to marvel at the bubbling spring waters seeking a cure for their ills. Holywell today offers visitors and residents alike a pedestrianised shopping area along the High Street, St Winifred’s is located just down the hill from the High Street. Access along the North Wales coast by car is relatively easy as the A55 runs close to Holywell – access to Chester is also relatively easy being around 20 miles away.

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Greenhill Farm Guest House (0.95 miles)

Greenhill Farm Guest House
Our 16th century farmhouse is set in beautiful gardens and affords extensive views across the Dee Estuary to the Wirral Peninsular and beyond. The oak beamed house retains its ‘old world’ charm while incorporating every ... More | visit website
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Stokyn Hall Country House B and B (1.02 miles)

Stokyn Hall Country House B and B
Stokyn Hall is rural Edwardian house with far reaching Dee Estuary views, yet centrally located for the towns of Mostyn, Holywell, Mold, Flint, Chester and Llandudno. And also hopping distance from the Pennant and Coastal ... More | visit website
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Glan Yr Afon Inn (2.59 miles)

Glan Yr Afon Inn

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Nestling in the small village of Dolphin, near Holywell and just off the A55 to Holyhead, The Glan Yr Afon Inn combines traditional and contemporary elements. We provide simple, fresh, locally sourced, ... More

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Travelodge Halkyn (2.84 miles)

Travelodge Halkyn

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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The Hall (3.45 miles)

A Jacobean cottage full of character and set in quiet and intriguing grounds. ... More
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Bridge Inn (5.07 miles)

Bridge Inn

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They started to build the Bridge Inn in 1900 and completed it in 1906 in the style of an Old English Coaching Inn The Bridge Inn is situated in the ... More

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Bodlonfa Hall (5.51 miles)

Bodlonfa Hall

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Bodlonfa Hall Country House offers tranquill accomodation set in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with an idylic rural position enjoying far reaching views over the North Wales countryside and ... More

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Mountain Park Hotel (5.85 miles)

Mountain Park Hotel

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Staying at Mountain Park Hotel is a delightful experience. This superbly designed, privately owned hotel is situated just inside North Wales, making it the perfect location for all guests, whether ... More

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21 Park House (6.29 miles)

21 Park House
Set in a peaceful street in the centre of the picturesque sea side town of West Kirby, near Hoylake, 21 Park House offers comfortable and relaxing bed and breakfast accommodation that is a perfect base ... More | visit website
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The Jug and Bottle (6.42 miles)

The Jug and Bottle

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The Jug and Bottle Hotel is centrally located in Heswall on the Wirral Peninsula. With its secluded surroundings ‘The Jug’ as it is affectionately known by the locals offers a ... More

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