Flint Castle

Flint Castle dominates the harbour on the estuary and was built in 1277 by Edward I. It’s known for its solitary round tower which is isolated from the rest of the inner ward.

Over 3000 men helped build the castle and similar buildings can be found at Rhuddlan. Work was stopped here in 1286 so the castle never reached it’s full height. It was built to receive supplies from the sea or Dee estuary but now it is far from the river and stands in ruin. Fragments of the Outer Gate towers stand as does the original curtain on the South. The North East tower is the most preserved part of this castle and was used as a dwelling. What makes Flint unusual is that it is the only Edwardian castle without a gatehouse.

Car park available at the end of Castle Dyke Street by the lifeboat station.

Image of Flint castle by Lesbardd

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 2.7℃ to 3.4℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (SE)
Saturday, Dec 03fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 2℃ to 2.4℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Dec 04partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 2℃ to 3.1℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (ENE)
Monday, Dec 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5℃ to 5.4℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Dec 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.5℃ to 2.6℃ with wind speed 1.6 m/sec (NNW)
Wednesday, Dec 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.7℃ to 1.2℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (N)
Thursday, Dec 08snow
Expect a temp in the range -2.4℃ to -0.2℃ with wind speed 1.2 m/sec (SW)

Flint weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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