Deeside sits on the estuary of the River Dee, which provides a great natural environment for birds and wildlife, as well as making an excellent North Wales holiday destination. With a big selection of three star hotels and accommodation options, you can certainly find something to suit your style and budget in the area.
Lying in among the waterways of the meandering Dee, you’ll find small villages and shopping areas scattered about. Home to cosy pubs, traditional food, local ales and countless acres of excellent walking terrain – there’s a lot to do when staying in Deeside.
Hit the shops or sample some local food in a restaurant serving dishes that have remained unchanged for decades. Pick up a souvenir from a local craft shop or simply sit in one of the many cafes and watch the world go by. However you choose to enjoy Deeside, you’ll be struck by the beauty and tranquillity of the surrounding landscape as much as the friendly welcome from the local people.
Hotels for Nature Lovers
Stay anywhere around the town and you’ll almost certainly be in reach of a great walk or two. Take your binoculars and follow the estuary paths, or get lost in the green woodlands that cover the landscape. You’ll spot oyster catchers, curlews and redshanks as well as other migrating birds, depending on the season. The RSPB owns the saltmarshes so you know the environment is going to be great for birdwatching.
Wepre Park, located near to Deeside is home to some castle ruins, waterfalls and a visitor centre. Explore the more than 160 acre grounds and wooded area, a perfect setting for a day out with the family. You can also cross the bridge that spans the Dee Estuary. Opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998, it is almost 300 metres wide and 100 metres high in places.
Hotels for Active Types in Deeside
As well as all the walking and cycling that’s available, there are plenty of opportunities to have some fun with other activities. The Deeside Leisure Centre is home to an ice rink and the Sandycroft Go Karting track is one of the biggest in the UK.
There are also a number of 18 hole golf courses in the area where you can play a round or two, with a backdrop of some stunning countryside and scenery. Younger visitors will love going to the Greenacre Animal Park to see the furry inhabitants there.
Hotels Spread Along the Dee
Deeside is essentially a collection of villages, small hamlets and estuary channels that are formed by the Dee as it flows out to the Irish Sea. With hotels scattered across the estuary, your choice of location is almost as big as your choice of hotels. Each is unique, with boutique hotels, spas, family run B&Bs and plenty more.
With some great prices available throughout the year, book your trip to explore the cosy inns and magical waterways of Deeside.