Holywell takes its name from the town’s major feature, the historic St Winefride’s Holy Well; one of the Seven Wonders of Wales.
Set amid rolling countryside overlooking the River Dee estuary, the centre of this traditional Welsh market town still contains a rich variety of fine late Georgian and Victorian period buildings.  

St Winefride’s Well and Basingwerk Abbey
Pilgrims travel here from all over the world to bathe in its waters and worship at its shrine that has become known as the Lourdes of Holywell. 

Greenfield Valley Heritage Park 
Greenfield Valley Heritage Park is a 1.5 mile-long linear park following the course of the Holywell stream between the town and the estuary of the River Dee. The park includes woodland walks, five small lakes including a fishing lake all teeming with wildlife, plus a farm museum and preserved buildings and other reminders of the valley’s industrial past. 
Holywell hosts a wide range of events and attractions including: Cadi Ha Festival, Regular Thursday Street Markets, Regular Summertime and pre-Christmas street entertainment e.g. Well Inn Music Festival, Walking Festival 

Walkers Welcome town
Basingwerk Abbey, at the northern and lower end of the Greenfield Valley Heritage Park is now the starting point of the newly opened 140mile /225km-long Pilgrim’s Way that ends at Ynys Enlli (Bardsay Island) at the tip of the Llŷn peninsula.  Further details about this long distance trail can be obtained by visiting www.pilgrims-way-north-wales.org.
Holywell is also where the 61mile/90k-long Wat’s Dyke Way Heritage Trail starts which ends near Llanymynech in Powys.  Further details about this walk can be obtained by visiting www.watsdykeway.org.
Sections of both routes starting from Holywell also make interesting walks.

Details about other local walks can also be found on the following website www.ramblersnorthwales.org.uk.

Further Information: 

Contact details

Holywell Town Council
Bank Place Offices


Nearby restaurants

The Mill on the Hill
A lovely cafe situated in Holywell near Winefreds Well.
Open 10 till 5 Tuesday to Saturday, 10 till 4 on Sunday.
The Pet Cemetery Cafeteria
Enjoy a stroll around the award-winning grounds of the pet cemetery and visit our cafe, which offers home-cooked food.
The Blue Bell Inn
The Blue Bell is an independent, family-run, award-winning free house with multiple CAMRA Regional awards.  It was a Sunday Telegraph Top Ten UK Country Pub in 2008 and The Best Pub in 2009, and featured in The Sunday Times Best Summer Walks for 2009.


The Crown
The Crown Inn is a free house based in the village of Lixwm, offering a variety of guest ales and with an Egon Ronay recommended restaurant.
Black Lion Inn
The Black Lion is a 13th century coaching inn - based in the heart of the country with breathtaking views towards Moel Famau. Its restaurant and bar offer a wide range of home cooked British food and real ales.  
Y Dderwen - The Oak
Y Dderwen -The Oak - is a rural, community pub, situated in lovely walking countryside some four miles west of Mold on the A541. At our bar we have real ales and a choice of four lagers.