Bailey Hill

Bailey Hill, Mold: Address, Bailey Hill Reviews: 4/5

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923Dan
Swindon, UK2,692 contributions
Pretty Castle remains, stone circle and war memorial
Aug 2021
Visiting Mold for the first time, made a beeline to visit Bailey Hill and its Pretty Castle remains, stone circle and war memorial, all in one.
Well maintained paths, maps and directions. The visitors center was closed, but the grounds were open.
Great views from the castle hill, including the small modern stone circle.
A haven of peace in Mold!
A hidden gem!
Written August 24, 2021
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EESW1
Lincolnshire, UK2,639 contributions
An interesting history
Aug 2021
At the top of High Street, Bailey Hill overlooks the town. It has an interesting history and there are information boardds by the entrance.

There are large grassy areas where the outer and inner bialey were and a steep climb up to the wooded motte. In summer leaves rather obscure the view.

Work is still on going and it should be really exciting when finished.
Written August 7, 2021
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Clwydian
North East Wales. UK79 contributions
Come and watch the transformation - Norman Motte and Bailey Castle park (Free)
Jun 2019 • Solo
A recent Heritage Lottery Fund grant has been awarded and Flintshire county council, Mold town council and the charity 'The Friends of Bailey Hill' are spearheading a dramatic reworking of this hidden park, just at the top of Mold High Street! It's free to look around, contains a small childrens play area soon to be a large adventure playground. Wildflower planting, scrub clearance, and general day to day care is massively improving. Its a four season oasis of tranqulity - a few steps from Mold market and a burgeoning collection of coffee / tea shops. Come and see. No actual parking on site but a large and cheap town car park nearby.
Written June 29, 2019
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Guide693721
4 contributions
wild life at bailey hill
May 2019 • Friends
Bailey Hill once a public park and since fallen in to neglect has been reclaimed by Nature and fabulous wildlife: Woodpeckers, Song birds and Tawny owls to name a few nest here. Hedge hogs and badgers have been seen.
Take a walk at dawn or dusk and you will be enthralled. Take your binoculars and twitch away.
Written June 2, 2019
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111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
Bristol, UK6,514 contributions
Visited here on Saturday afternoon...
May 2019 • Solo
Visited Mold on the afternoon of the Saturday Bank Holiday with the market in full flow.
Parked just off the High street and then explored Mold, its market in full flow, the church of St.Mary's and then up to Bailey's Hill for views and to pay my respects at the remembrance cenotaph.
Grand little town, lots going on and Baileys Hill has clear pathways to take you up for views around the town.
Easy walking and some locals enjoying a picnic at the top.
Written May 29, 2019
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Yvon J
6 contributions
We won the £1 million heritage lottery grant to secure the park's future!
Mar 2019 • Friends
We were up there a couple of weeks ago putting up owl and bird boxes, tidying the motte and clearing. Best day ever. Work soon to start on renovation in keeping with the history and CADW keeing a keen eye on things. Bailey Hill Festival planned again for June before major work starts on the Keepers Cottage to turn it into a visitor centre and securing disabled access!Check out Friends of Bailey Hill site on Facebook if you wish to know more! Geoff C - we're getting there!
Written April 4, 2019
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David P
10 contributions
Scheduled monument with spectactular views
Feb 2019 • Couples
Bailey Hill is situated at the top of Mold High Street, it is a pleasant public park with pleasing wooded walks around the old Norman Mote and Bailey castle, unfortunately of which there is nothing left. The top of the mote and the upper bailey provide spectacular views over the surrounding countryside and the Clwydian hills. Over the next 12 months, nearly £1m will be spent on improving disabled access, building tea rooms, generally tidying the area, providing an events arena, making it a major tourist attraction in Flintshire.
Written February 20, 2019
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Geoff C
Mold, UK28 contributions
Could be better
Aug 2018 • Couples
Although I have lived in the area for over 30 years I had never visited Bailey Hill. With a little bit of time on my hands whilst in Mold I decided to investigate. What a disappointment it was. Mostly run down and neglected. With such a rich history I would have thoght the town could make much more of this feature.
Written September 17, 2018
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BLUNT-Pro J
1 contribution
haunted memories
Mar 2018 • Family
when i was 9 years old. me and my family briefly lived in the white house that sits at the front gate of bailey hill. a short duration of 6 months give or take. let me tell you this.... that house is occupied by a evil presents. during our time there we had strange and scary happenings occur that started on arrival. (LITERALLY). when arriving at the house after long days of packing at the old house, the first thing my mother wanted was a brew. so she began with unpacking the kitchen equipment. cup tree was first out the box, cups followed. neatly put on the tree. my mum reaches into the box for the kettle then places on the side ready to be plugged in.... BOOM!!! 1 cup explodes, shattered into pieces. my mum was frantic. screaming and shaking. straight away my dad was sceptical. "it will be the heat off the kettle" mum replies in hysterics, its not ****ing plugged it. all that was left of the cup was the handle swinging on the tree. from that moment we all knew we wasnt living there alone. things got stranger and scarier till eventually we moved. we couldnt stay there any longer. it left us all with scorn memories we will never forget. i wonder if anyone has lived there since??? and if so has anything like this happened while they was there. i.e the feeling of being followed and watched or strange noises. or if anyone has noticed the figure in the top right window as you approach the house.
Written March 1, 2018
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BethanJones000
Caernarfon, UK237 contributions
Love coming here.
Dec 2017 • Solo
Bailey Hill is one of my favourite places to visit in Mold.
I love the feeling of history here, that you can clearly see where the motte and baileys were nearly a millennia ago.
Written January 1, 2018
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