With humble beginnings in the Bronze Age and later as a centre of coal mining, Mold in Flintshireis quite a remarkable place. Its location close to the Clwydian Range of mountains and proximity to two international airports has turned this gem of a historic market town into a popular tourist destination.
In Mold you can expect to enjoy fantastic food, fabulous festivals, amazing architectural achievements and some of the best countryside walking available in all of Wales. With all this conveniently located close to the English border, you’ll soon find out why Mold is such a popular hub for those looking to get away from it all.
History of Mold The discovery of a remarkable golden cape locally in 1833 tells us that Mold was settled as far as the Bronze Age. However, it wasn’t until the arrival of the Normans that Mold was established as a fixed settlement. In the 17th Century the coal mining industry began to become established, and today Mold has a lively population of over 10,000 people.
Dining Out in Mold In Mold you’ll find fantastic restaurants serving Italian, Malaysian, Indian and Chinese food, as well as genuine Welsh cuisine and hearty pub grub. You can also buy delectable local produce at one of the town’s bustling weekly street markets and its monthly farmer’s market. Mold is an official ‘Slow Food’ town, a prestigious label highlighting its focus on regionally sourced, sustainable and top quality cuisine.
Festivals in Mold With gastronomy so high on the agenda, you won’t be surprised to learn that Mold hosts two annual festivals for those who value their taste buds. The Mold Food & Drink Festival takes place every September and provides a spectacular showcase of locally sourced foods and Welsh artisan fare. With live music and cooking demonstrations to boot, there's plenty to keep you enthralled. November Fest is Mold’s annual beer festival. Here you can sample over 30 real ales, beers, ciders and wines — a treat for the discerning drinker!
Culture in Mold The Clwyd Theatr Cymru regional arts centre will definitely provide something to keep you busy in the evening. In addition to two major theatres, the centre has two smaller performance spaces and a cinema. Combined with a broad programme of theatre, arts and dance that runs all year round, it’s not surprising that Moldis the region’s centre of the arts. A visit here can provide an unforgettable evening of entertainment that’s sure to have you coming back for more.
Nature in Mold There’s natural beauty in abundance in Mold. From Loggerheads County Park, Mold Golf Club and Moel Famau — the highest peak in the nearby Clwydian Range —there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re hitting the fairways or climbing a hillside, you can enjoy splendid views across the north Welsh landscape and the town’s stunning architectural delights.
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