Local Attractions

Positioned between Holywell and Prestatyn, the village of Whitford sits in an area of stunning natural beauty, which is also rich in history. To the east is Offa’s Dyke, the ancient earthwork that roughly follows the modern border between Wales and England.

There are many beautiful beaches nearby, offering miles of golden sand and family friendly bathing. Talacre, sitting at the head of the River Dee estuary, is one of the most picturesque beaches in Wales, with its stunning and iconic lighthouse, miles of dunes and golden sands, and an RSPB Nature Reserve. Whether you are looking for relaxing walks along the shore or days spent building sand castles on the beach with the kids, Talacre has more than enough space for everyone.Just along the coast, Prestatyn is another beach that takes your breath away with its sheer beauty. For a truly memorable holiday adventure, why not take a horse riding trip on Prestatyn beach, available through the Bridlewood Riding Centre?

Venturing a little further afield, the historic town of Chester makes a great day out, with its stunning black and white timber framed buildings and the medieval city walls to explore. Children will love a visit to Chester Zoo, one of the biggest zoos in the UK, with its impressive collection of big cats, as well as elephants, rhinos, orangutans and many more species.

History lovers will be delighted by the treasures of North East Wales, all of which are easily accessible by car from Pump Cottage. No visit to the area would be complete without a trip to see St. Winefride’s Well, at Holywell, which is reputed to be the oldest actively-visited pilgrimage site in the UK. The well has been described as one of the Seven Wonders of Wales, and is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of faith. To the west of Whitford is the Greenfield Valley Heritage Park, with its museum dedicated to the Industrial Revolution, nature walks, a ruined abbey and restored workers’ cottages. The park makes a fun family day out, with plenty to see and do, whatever the weather.

Continuing in the historical vein, there are many castles to visit in the area, from the ruined castles of Flint, Ewloe and Rhuddlan to the massive and awe-inspiring Conwy Castle, just 20 miles away.

A day trip to the western side of Snowdonia National Park is also heartily recommended. Betws-y-Coed gives visitors a warm welcome to the National Park, and is surrounded by magical waterfalls, lakes and awe-inspiring mountain terrain. Whether you choose to venture out of Betws-y-Coed for a hike up one of the many walking trails, or you simply want to potter about around the village, admiring the bridges and sampling some traditional Welsh fare in one of the many teashops and restaurants, a visit to this charming place is well worthwhile.