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Flint Castle & Flint Marsh Walk

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Flint Castle & Flint Marsh Walk
Flint Castle
Castle Road
Flint
Flintshire/Sir Fflint
Wales
CH6 5PE
Phone: 01443 336000
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Flint Castle and the adjacent Flint Marsh Walk are situated alongside the Dee Estuary in North Wales. There are some great views over the estuary to the Wirral beyond.

The building of Flint Castle was started in 1277 it was the first to be built of the iron ring, a chain of fortresses to circle North Wales in attempt by the Normans to oppress the Welsh. It was one of the first castles to be built by King Edward the 1st and featured a tidal moat, gatehouse and drawbridge. It’s carefully chosen estuary setting meant it could be provided for by shipping bringing reinforcements and supplies.
 
The Flint marsh walk is approximately 0.25 miles each way and starts from the lifeboat station. It is part of the coastal path that runs alongside the Dee estuary (cycle route No 5). Part way along the route is an interpretation board explaining about the connection between the river and the poem written by Charles Kingsley ‘The sands of Dee’. The tarmac path is wide with plenty of seating to take in the great views over the marshland or for a spot of bird watching. At the end of the path there are views towards Rockcliffe power station and the Queensferry suspension bridge.
 
As there is no cafe on site our researchers used the McDonalds café located in the main street which has a designated accessible table. It also has an accessible toilet but our researchers found the transfer space very tight for a standard wheelchair. Sainsbury’s was just a little further along the street although it had no café it had a right hand transfer toilet with larger dimensions (Radar key).
 
You can access the castle from either Evans Street or Castle Road but the best car park is by the lifeboat station at the end of Castle Road. The access from there is quite steep (level 3) but is a hard surface. There is a grassed surface within the castle walls where there is one bench seat and the interpretation boards have a lot of interesting facts about the castle and the surrounding town.


Heritage Facilities

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Arrival

  • Hard surfaced car park
  • Level/ramped wheelchair access to entrance
  • Level/ramped wheelchair access into venue
  • Concessionary fee for wheelchair user (Free)
  • Concessionary fee for carer (Free)
  • Easy access around ground floor/area of site
  • Wheelchair access to gardens/grounds

Toilets

  • Wheelchair accessible toilet/toilets (Not on site - McDonalds, see notes)
  • Grab rails in toilet
  • Easy access to wash basin
  • easy access to hand dryer/towels
  • Wheelchair turning space in accessible toilet (But very tight)
  • Space for right transfer to toilet

Cafe/Shop

  • Level/ramped access to cafe/tearoom (Not on site, McDonalds)
  • Accessible counter/cutlery if self service
  • Sufficient wheelchair access to tables

Other

  • assistance dogs welcome