Located close to the English/Welsh border, this is a bustling historic town with weekly markets taking place and home to the impressive medieval church of St Mary. The town library displays many Bronze Age artefacts which were discovered locally, and the centre piece of the town is the Norman motte and bailey castle. The formal park is a lovely spot for a picnic, and the Theatr Clwyd has a variety of drama shows, music and dance productions.
Just a short drive from the town is Alyn Waters Country Park, with marked walks through woodland and along the river. There is also a visitor centre with information on the history and wildlife of the park, on the Llay side is a nature reserve ideal for family groups with a programme of activities and events for children. The ancient pilgrimage site of St Winefrides Well is also worth a visit.
There are plenty of lovely walks to choose from in the surrounding area, the Nant Mill visitor centre is situated in the Clywedog Valley and North Wales is also home to the famous Pilgrims Way and the Clyydian Range so this is a perfect area to visit for walkers who enjoy coastal paths and countryside strolls. Greenfield Valley Park is a great family day out, there are interesting farming displays and vintage machinery as well as a blacksmith forge. Also an outdoor play area, maze and farm animals.