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Greenfield Valley Heritage Park and Basingwerk Abbey

Greenfield Valley Heritage Park is a country park covering 70 acres with woodlands, reservoirs, ancient monuments and industrial history close to Holywell.

A free visitor centre, which is also the entrance to a museum and farm, has information on woodland walks, educational activities, fishing and bird watching in the area. A free guide/brochure is available from the visitor centre (open 1st April - 3rd November every day from 10am - 4.30pm). The Park and surrounding area is open all year round.

The park also contains the ruins of Basingwerk Abbey. It was founded in 1132 and was for 400 years home and workplace to the monks of the Cistercian Order until they were driven out by Henry VIII's Dissolution Act in 1536. During the Middle Ages, a thriving economic and artistic community developed around the abbey and it became the home of many Welsh poets. The monks were the first to harness the power of the Holywell Stream, using its power to grind corn and treat the wool from their flocks of sheep.

Contact: Administration Centre, Basingwerk House, Greenfield Valley, Greenfield, Holywell, Flintshire CH8 7GH

Tel: 01352 714172

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.greenfieldvalley.com