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The start of the Iron Ring in the 13th century this is the only castle of the type built by Edward... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Andy B
Atherstone, United Kingdom
Ruins to explore

Visited on a warm and sunny day. Free parking and free entry. Easy access to ground level... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Mold, N Wales
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All reviews dee estuary information boards free parking north wales coastal path worth a visit richard ii across the river town centre hidden gem starting point sunday afternoon plenty of parking short walk amazing views car park young children
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most travellers passing through Flint have little idea that a few minutes away is a real piece of Historical Heritage. The first of the ring of Edwardian Castles to be built in North Wales Flint Castle commands outstanding views of the Dee Estuary and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The start of the Iron Ring in the 13th century this is the only castle of the type built by Edward 1 and James of Saint George. This is probably because James did not begin this construction. Besieged by the Welsh on several occasions and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andy B
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

This place takes me back go my childhood of many happy memories of trying to sneak in, the castle is the first to be built along the north wales coast, it has been well maintained with added view point from the north tower, 56 steps...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank brian6leighton
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely place to take young children to fly kites, picnic, play ball games with an adult revelling in all the fresh air for free.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chris J
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Visited on a warm and sunny day. Free parking and free entry. Easy access to ground level, otherwise steps to higher elevation. Good information points located round the site along with explanations. Wonderful views over the estuary.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

For a free castle, this was surprisingly good. Free parking and free entry. It had a few talking information boards which I found really helpful with the history of the castle. Also, I was surprised at how high you could go up the castle. Some...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jamie S
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Whilst visiting the lifeboat station I saw the ruins next door. Parking with lots of seating areas to enjoy the view. The ruins offer great views and lots to see and wonder. Nicely presented given they are ruins on the seafront.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stumpy12345
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Its free! Plenty of parking nearby. Lots of grass to play on and banks to roll down. Lots of towers to explore. Lots of steps to tire the children out. A play park nearby. You can take dogs on leads and lots of lovely views.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank klkl2015
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Visited in August - nice an warm but still breezy, wouldn’t like to visit on a cold windy day! Very exposed. Some great towers to climb and views across the water. Worth reading the information panels about the castle, lots of history behind it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 652sharone
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We drove from Liverpool just to see Wales and randomly chose Flint as our destination. We were delighted by this castle ruin, and it was free. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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10 April 2018|
Response from Hall_vi | Reviewed this property |
There is a free public car park about 150m away from the castle. Just drive past the castle and follow the P signs. The car park is an easy flat walk to the castle entrance. The castle is also free.