For anyone interested in History, or more specifically the English conquest of Wales, this is an excellent and free attraction with great views of the Dee estuary across to England. Even after studying Welsh castles as part of my degree, I was very surprised by the size and scale of the castle, as well as it's level of completeness compared to other castles in the UK. It was also very pleasing to see it had not been commercialised at all, no shops, souvenirs, no entry fee, nothing, just the castle, it's surrounding marshland and dry moat. The site has 360 degree access via the well beaten, though unofficial, tracks around it. There is also free parking next to the coastguard centre and not so mighty Flint United Football Club! The only thing the site could have done with was a bit more about the history and high significance of the site. There were a couple of info boards, but these were more about nature and the coastline than history, though I accept it might be a bit insensitive to the locals to remind them of the conquest of their lands by the English, albeit in the reign of Edward I 700 yrs ago! I guess there is enough on the Internet about the history if you want it anyway!
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