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The Old Mill Holiday Cottages, North Wales, CH7 5RH


  • Writer's pictureLiz Stack

Places To Visit This Spring in North Wales

Spring is here! Although the weather may not be shouting Spring at the moment, there’s plenty of time for the nice weather to make a show. But, what can you get up to this Spring in North Wales, you ask? Well, we have collated the perfect guide to get you out and about this season. From family fun adventures to historical landmarks and sites - let’s take a look!

Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza

It’s almost that time of year. If you didn’t already know, Llandudno, just 40 minutes from The Old Mill Holiday Cottages, opens its streets to the Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza. You can expect three days filled with vintage attractions, great entertainment and fun fair rides, perfect for the whole family. Established for 37 years, this year's Extravaganza takes place between 4th and 6th May 2024. This free event is a yearly popular attraction which invites the local community and visitors to enjoy. So, if you’re planning on visiting us this Spring, enjoy a visit to this exciting event in Llandudno too for a fun-packed day out! 

Llandudno extravagnza
Image by Llandudno Extravaganza - Facebook

St. Winefride's Well & Shrine

If you’re looking to learn some historical new facts on your next break, then St. Winefride's Well & Shrine may be worth a visit. Located in Holywell, and just a 10 minute drive away from The Old Mill Holiday Cottages, the St. Winefride's Well & Shrine is a site of religious pilgrimage with great historical significance. It is believed to be one of the oldest pilgrimage sites in Britain, dating back to the 7th century. St. Winefride’s well is renowned for its healing waters, with a beautiful stone structure and pool in the centre.

As well as St. Winefride's Well, a shrine sits adjacent, which is commonly used as a place of worship. The shrine includes a chapel dedicated to St. Winefride, where visitors can attend Mass, receive blessings, and offer prayers. So, if you’re looking to explore something new on your visit to North Wales, this is one location to get boxed off!

Oriel Glasfryn Gallery

Being the only independent art gallery in North East Wales, the Oriel Glasfryn Gallery sits in the historical town of Caerwys, and is just a 5 minute drive away from The Old Mill Holiday Cottages. The new Spring exhibition, Impressions of Wales opened recently on April 5th. If you wish to appreciate local artists, the work of eight artists sits across Glasfryn Hall, where you can read about their work, inspiration and even purchase if you find a piece you love! We love the work of our local artists, which is why we have beautiful prints by local artists in our holiday cottages, including The Roost.

Theatr Clwyd

If you’re looking for an evening of entertainment, Theatr Clwyd, just a 15 minute drive from The Old Mill Holiday Cottages, has regular theatre, music and workshops on offer. From comedy shows to live music performances, there is something for all to enjoy under one roof! To note, there are currently some refurbishments taking place, so a temporary arena is currently open at present. Due to these refurbishments, the Theatr Clwyd's Café Bar and Restaurant isn’t currently open. There are temporary facilities with a bar open. If you are searching for a bite to eat before or after watching a show, then the Glasfryn pub is just a 3 minute walk from Theatr Clwyd!

Erddig Hall, Wrexham

Erddig Hall is a historic country house located near Wrexham in North Wales. This property was built in the 17th century and is renowned for its well-preserved interiors, extensive gardens and stunning architecture to reflect the styles of different periods, including Georgian, Victorian and Jacobean designs. Think grand staircases, ornate ceilings and beautifully furnished rooms - that’s what you can expect on your visit to Erddig Hall. As well as admiring the beautifully crafted architecture, you can take a stop at the Hayloft Restaurant, which offers afternoon tea to enjoy inside, outside in the tea garden, or even to take away.

Image by National Trust

After a bite to eat, why not take advantage of the 1,200 acre landscape pleasure park - a haven of peace and natural beauty. This is also an ideal spot to enjoy a picnic whilst admiring the stunning location. 

Are you an avid book reader? Visit the second-hand bookshop before you leave, stocked with pre-loved books of all genres. There are also shops which stock unique gifts, homeware, accessories, locally sourced products and plants - the ideal spot to pick up a souvenir for your trip!

Hopefully, this has given you some ideas on where to visit this Spring in North Wales. Aside from the above, there are a plethora of stunning local walking routes in North Wales, close to The Old Mill Holiday Cottages. So, if this is another avenue you wish to explore on your next break in North Wales, take your pick!

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I look forward to welcoming you soon

best wishes Liz 

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