The North Wales Borderlands covers a large area of North Wales that takes in the major towns of Wrexham, Llangollen, Mold, Ruthin, Holywell, and Denbigh.
The region encompasses the North Wales counties of Wrexham, Flintshire, Denbighshire, and parts of Conwy.
Due to the historical past of the Borderlands of North Wales it is an area infused with an exciting mix of both Welsh and English culture. The English city of Chester lies just over the border and is within a short drive of both Mold and Wrexham.
Llangollen to the south of the Borderlands region is very popular with water-sports enthusiasts due the white water rivers including the spectacular RiverDee. Here you will find waterfalls, canals with horse-drawn boats and the Llangollen Railway, this popular tourist attraction has steam trains that run up the Dee Valley in the direction of Snowdonia.
The largest town in the North Wales Borderlands is Wrexham. Wrexham has a busy shopping district. Wrexham has built a vibrant music scene over the last few years. A raft of live music venues has developed around the core of the town including the largest venue Central Station.
Just 10 miles from the English border is the town of Mold close to both Wrexham and Chester. It holds a popular street market twice a week. Also in Mold is Theatre Clwyd with regular popular shows and performances. It is also the venue for the mouthwatering Mold Food and Drink Festival
Holywell is a small town located in the north of the region and was once a major religious site. You can still visit the Holy well as well as taking a walk around the ancient monastery.
Further to the west the historic market towns of Ruthin and Denbigh are within the area known as the Vale of Clywd. This area stretches down into the valleys of the region and as far north as St Asaph which is North Wales smallest city, being classified as such due to its cathedral.
Close to St Asaph is the popular retail outlet the Tweedmill Factory Outlet.
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