Historic Flint is the site of the first castle built by the prolific Edward I. Dating from 1277, its impressive ruins still loom over the River Dee in what was a crucial defensive position. The castle also features in the Shakespeare play Richard II, being where the king finally surrendered to Henry IV in 1399.
The town today is a mainly modern centre with plenty of amenities and shops.
Just along the coast towards the town of Connahs Quay is the amazing modern engineering of the Flintshire Bridge, a cable-stayed edifice linking Wales with England across the Dee estuary.
East to historic Chester for some sightseeing, or go north to the Welsh seaside resorts of Rhyl and Prestatyn.