Holywell is a pleasant market town in North Wales, situated to the west of the River Dee estuary and within easy travelling distance of all the attractions and amenities of the North Wales coast. During the 18th Century the town of Holywell grew prosperous on the back of the mining and cotton milling industries, and the 21st century legacy of this wealth can be seen in the Georgian grandeur of the buildings along the high street.
Accommodation in Holywell
Despite not being a major tourist hotspot in its own right – a fact that goes a long way towards explaining its quiet and relaxing appeal – Holywell contains a choice of accommodation for everyone from family holidaymakers to student backpackers. It’s even possible to source a luxury four star bed and breakfast accommodation while exploring Holywell. Coming complete with free internet access, a business centre and a library, four star accommodation of this kind is as apt for a business person looking to close a deal either side of the border with England as it is for someone simply hoping to explore the charms of the Welsh seaside.
Luxury Shopping in Holywell
The high street running through the centre of Holywell is a showcase for imposing Georgian architecture as well as being home to all of the household names and big brands the casual visitor might hope to find. On top of this, however, it boasts the occasional hint of luxury to complement the pampering on offer in a four star hotel.
Cwtch craft shop is located at 11 Tower Gardens and is packed with the kind of bespoke, handmade craft items you’re simply not going to find anywhere else. Artisans from the local area and beyond provide a range of goods running from souvenirs, jewellery and hand-stitched fabrics all the way to bath bombs and freshly made jams. Although the prices are reasonable the quality will always be a reminder of a little touch of luxury in the heart of Holywell.
Sightseeing in Holywell
A four star hotel in the centre of town will be ideally placed for exploring what Holywell has to offer, and top of any discerning visitors list will be the landmark after which the town is named – St. Winefride's Well.
The well is a source of natural spring water reputed to have healing powers since the 7th Century. The impressively Gothic shrine now built around it dates from the 16th Century, and the well is open to visitors every day of the year except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Catholic pilgrims from around the world visit the well, but it is a place of quiet contemplation worth seeing no matter what faith, if any, you follow.
Nature lovers enjoying four star accommodation in Holywell are particularly well served by the presence of the Greenfield Valley Heritage Park. This can be found to the east of the town centre, on Greenfield Road, and is famed for the varied species of birds and butterflies attracted by its’ wide open spaces. Lovers of history are also well served by the presence of structures from centuries gone by, such as a conserved mill and no fewer than seven scheduled ancient monuments.