Flint is one of those towns that punches above its weight when you compare its size to its cultural impact. Located on the Welsh side of the River Dee, a stone’s throw from Wirral, it’s both an industrial town and a commuting town for Chester, Liverpool and Ellesmere Port. The town grew up around a Medieval castle and gets its name from the stony ground on which it was founded. The castle ended up being pretty significant, and was the first of the “Iron Ring” of castles all over North Wales. It was where Richard II was handed over to Henry IV, making it a key location in Shakespeare’s Richard II.
In modern times, Flint is probably best known nationally for its links with sporting greatness. Ian Rush, Liverpool’s prolific goal-scorer of the 1980s and 90s, was born in St Asaph nearby but went to school in the town. And more recently, the double Olympic taekwondo gold medallist Jade Jones shot to international fame and got Flint a gold post box after her wins in 2012 and 2016. She too went to school here.
So whether you’re looking to delve into Welsh history or hope some sporting success will rub off onto you, here’s all your train and ticket information for your trip to Flint.Book direct