Around Holywell

The name of Holywell derives from St Winefride's Well - one of the Seven Wonders of Wales - which has long since been a place of pilgrimage. St Winefride was a 7th century martyr, and today the well that commemorates her has become a place of healing for visitors from around the world.

Holywell is a quiet town nowadays, but it was a centre of industrialisation in times past. Several things came together - a reliable water supply in the Nant-y-Flint river for power and processes, cotton imports from the colonies, and rich seams of lead and copper ores from the mines of Great Orme and Halkyn Mountain. The Greenfield Valley was full of 'manufactories' producing goods and materials for export all over the world.

Today, Holywell is a place of quieter pursuits - Halkyn Common and Halkyn Mountain above the town give wonderful views across the Dee Estuary. Part of the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is lovely walking country and is easily accessible from The Hall.

Places Of Worship

Here are details of some of the local places of worship: