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Coed y Garreg Watchtower, Whitford

Coed y Garreg Watchtower
Coed y Garreg Watchtower is located on the highest point in Coed y Garreg woods near the village of Whitford about three miles west of Holywell with excellent views over the Clwydian hills, Snowdonia, Wirral and the Lancashire and Cumbrian hills. This round stone structure is thought by some to be a Roman lighthouse built to help ships navigating the River Dee Estuary, whilst others think it is a 17th C watchtower, built to give warning of pirate raids. The watchtower can be reached by a choice of five footpaths from the village of Whitford.

address: Whitford

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Maen Achwyfan, Whitford

Maen Achwyfan
This 12ft tall impressive stone cross is located near the village of Whitford some three miles west of Holywell and stands near a crossroads between that village and the village of Llanasa. It has Celtic and Viking style carving on it and is one of Flintshire’s most impressive ancient monuments; believed to be the tallest wheelcross in Britain. Historians have never been able to determine why or when the stone was erected although it is generally thought to have been erected around 1000 A.D. as a Lamentation Stone.

address: Whitford

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