Flint Castle

Flint Castle

Ancient Ruins • Castles
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HeatSeekerWrexham_UK
Wrexham, UK2,826 contributions
An unusual castle, in fair condition
Apr 2021
This was the first of Edward I’s castles. The design is unique for the UK; the keep is outside the castle walls, in the moat. If you’re interested in castles from this time. don’t miss it. The town of Flint was also the first of Edward I’s walled towns.
There are very informative notice boards in and around the castle which give you an insight into its history. Internet access on a mobile device will also improve your visit.
The towers are accessed by stairs. I found the walk in the arched corridor around the keep fascinating.
Admission is free. The castle always closes at 4pm
Getting there: SatNav was not good. TomTom dumped us in the middle of a housing estate! Luckily Google helped and took us to a car park close to the castle, but not the one for the castle which has a better view.
There are no toilets.
Access for the disabled into the castle courtyard is level and excellent, however all towers are reached by stairs, so that may give problems. I managed some of the stairs, but they were difficult, and most steps were higher than modern steps, so it depends on your disability how much you can see. I didn’t attempt the modern spiral staircase in one tower, but I hated spiral staircases before I was disabled.
I’d highly recommend it, even if you plan to visit other Welsh castles. You will find the unique features fascinating, and the castle is in a lovely open location by the River Dee.
Written 27 April 2021
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Bryn G
Flintshire, UK1 contribution
Out and about
Jun 2020 • Family
Great views, great walks. Always clean and tidy, great anytime of year. Great statue carvings dotted about the place. Information speakers to tell you the history.
Written 10 January 2021
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Brian
Flint, UK64 contributions
Great
Oct 2020 • Solo
This castle has improved over the years free entrance free parking, great in thr summer for young and old alike.
Written 18 October 2020
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deewhy987
Shanklin, UK219 contributions
Interesting ruin
Sep 2020 • Couples
Enjoyed a quick stroll around the remains of this castle and the small wood next to it. It is situated right on the river estuary, which is quite picturesque.
Written 2 September 2020
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ZBH88
Stoke-on-Trent, UK1,197 contributions
Lovely scenery
Aug 2020 • Family
Flint castle is easily accessible to all bar one turret(the rest are closed anyway not sure if that's the norm or covid related) and it's free to visit. The information points which are button activated are really good in both Welsh and English. There is a small parking area only 2 minutes away to the castle itself.
Written 25 August 2020
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carolynd_66
Corby, UK85 contributions
Nice visit
Jul 2020
Hubby & I enjoyed a quick visit on a recent trip to North Wales. Free parking is always a bonus, nice views across the estuary
Written 18 July 2020
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Jess A
Flintshire, UK129 contributions
Nice wander
Apr 2020 • Friends
Nothing much to see or do here but it is a lovely place to walk around if you're local. There are a few information boards too.
Written 12 April 2020
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Brian
Flint, UK64 contributions
Nice
Apr 2020 • Friends
Flint castle lies on the banks of the river Dee, it has stunning views over the estuary and the wirral, you can see lots of wildlife and stunning walks to pass away the day, free entrance and free parking.great half day out, take the kids and have a pic Nik great.
Written 4 April 2020
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Sally W
Brynmawr, UK394 contributions
Birdwatching.
Jan 2020 • Couples
We came here specifically for birdwatching as we'd read that it was a good sight.The castle itself is little more than a ruin but you are able to get up to the top of the remaining tower with far reaching views across the estuary.Parking is free and there is a pleasant walk along the estuary.On the day we visited,high tide was just after 5pm so the light wasn't particularly good and the variety of birds was slightly disappointing.
Written 21 January 2020
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Jess A
Flintshire, UK129 contributions
A ruin but nice
Nov 2019 • Friends
It is free to enter and is a ruin. However, it is quite large with some nice scenery and there are information points within it.
Written 4 January 2020
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