Tours in Flintshire

Tours in Flintshire

Hawarden – Characters and Customs tour

Follow our tour around the centre of Hawarden to discover fascinating places and stories, some of them relating to Hawarden’s most famous resident, Prime Minister WE Gladstone. You’ll discover where Emma Hamilton, later Lord Nelson’s mistress and mother of his child, grew up, and the former home of a Lord Mayor of London who transformed European attitudes to British art in the 18th century. You’ll also see the shambles, where butchers traded, and the place where the Archbishop of Canterbury died in 1896.

Join this tour at a key location...
Gladstone's Library
Glynne Arms
Fox & Grapes

To start the tour, simply use your mobile to scan any of the QR codes displayed at any of the locations the circuit. If you’re not in Hawarden and would like to follow the tour virtually, click on a location in the list on the right. Use the “Next” button at the foot of each page to find the next place on the tour.
To view a map showing all locations on this tour click here


Our tour of hundreds of QR-code sites along the Wales Coast Path includes locations in Flintshire. Click here for our introduction to the tour in Flintshire.

The North Wales Pilgrim’s Way starts near Holywell. Click here for the introduction to our tour along the path.

National Cycle Network Route 5 runs through Flintshire.