Stamford Way Fisheries with newly established campsite is located in peaceful countryside in the heart of Ewloe, Flintshire, North Wales. We're surrounded by green fields, picturesque walks, historic sites and landmarks - with some right on our doorstep (Ewloe Castle and Wepre Park located just 300 yards away!) and all well worth a visit.
This 13th century sandstone castle is mere 6 minute walk from the campsite and public access is free - situated within Wepre Country Park, Ewloe Castle was built around 1257 by the then Prince of Wales 'Llywelyn ap Gruffudd'.
Ewloe sits in a hollow amid deep woodland but within the remains are steps with a narrow stone stairway where you can enjoy a lofty view of the surrounding area.
This stunning video created by Martin Moss (DEXTRAVISUAL) using drone footage and visual editing shows how the Castle would have looked around 700 years ago compared to present day.
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Car Park Entrance - Connah's Quay, CH5 4JR Parking is currently free although often very limited during peak times.
If you visit the Castle first, you can easily access the park by foot; from the castle, cross the 'Pont Aber' stone bridge (built in 1800) where you can enjoy a picturesque 3/4 mile trail that follows Wepre Brook through Wepre Woods - you'll pass the rich iron sandstone formation known locally as 'Red Rock' with paths leading to the waterfall at the site of a former 200 year old hydroelectric dam and Wepre Hall gardens where you can enjoy a well earned rest at the visitor Centre and children's play area.
Mold, CH7 5PJ
Moel Famau is a well known hiking destination and easy to see why. It's the highest hill in the Clwydian Range (1,821 ft) and the highest point of the county of Flintshire in Wales. It lies on the boundary between Denbighshire and Flintshire. The hill, which also gives its name to the Moel Famau country park, has been classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty since 1985. A walking trail to the top of Moel Famau and the ruins of the Jubilee Tower sets off from the car park. The Jubilee Tower was built in 1810 for the golden jubilee of King George III and the ruins can be seen for miles around.
Loggerheads Country Park
Loggerheads, Ruthin Road, Nr Mold. CH7 5LH
A beautiful country park with a visitor centre, shop and cafe. The park, perfect for walking, river paddling and picnics, has a wooded river valley that follows the course of the River Alyn and high cliffs from within the Clwydian Range of mountains, with views of the range's tallest mountain Moel Famau.
Hawarden Old Castle (CH5 3DQ) is a Grade I listed medieval castle which can be found on the New Hawarden Castle Estate. Now in ruins, the castle once played an important role during the Welsh struggle for independence in the 13th century. The entrance to the grounds is via an old style keep with a short walk up to the castle. The castle itself is open to the public on some Sundays, typically the second and fourth Sundays in summertime.
Also worth a visit is Gladstones Library (CH5 3DF), a beautiful no-Gothic structure set back in ancient gardens. The library was founded by the great Victorian statesman, William Gladstone and, following his death in 1898, became the nation's tribute to his life and work. There are many events, tours and things going on but even just visiting the reading rooms is a treat in itself.
Hawarden Estate Farm Shop - Sitting within thousands of acres of working farmland on the edge of the storied and historic village of Hawarden, the farm shop champions great produce from the earth, trees and fields from the estate. You'll find lots of local produce, pick your own fruit and they hold Camp Good Life every September, a festival of music, food, fire and outdoor crafts.
Situated just 9 miles away, over the Welsh/English border lies the richly cultured, charasmatic and charming walled Roman City of Chester full of museums, galleries, shops, cafes, river boat sight seeing tours, a beautiful park and one of the UK's largest Zoo's, there is something for everyone!
The Eastgate Clock - one of the most photographed in the world - built to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897 and restored in summer 2015 stands proudly in the Chester city centre.
Look out (or should we say listen out) for the Town Cryer and the Roman Centurians who regularly tour around the city centre. The largest stone-built roman ampitheatre in Britain can be found here too. Excavated in 2005 the finds uncovered from these digs are on display in the Grosvenor Museum, just a short stroll away.
The city is home to the oldest still in use racecourse in the country - The Roodee - once the site of a massive Roman harbour, now a glamarous venue that plays home to a thriving horse racing and international polo season year on year. Stamford Way would be an idea place to stay when attending race days. We're close enough to get there quickly but far enough away from the hustle and bustle after so you can relax and enjoy your experience in peace!
Details on this page were correct at date of publishing (May 2022). If a listing needs updating or you wish to recommend a nearby place of interesdt you think our campers would benefit from then please let us know and we will be happy to update our list..