Flintshire

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Flintshire
Sir y Fflint
Location Map
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Primary Destinations
Mold • Queensferry
Other Important Destinations
Flint • Prestatyn • Rhyl • St Asaph
Current Highway Authorities
Denbighshire • Flintshire • Wrexham
Borders
Cheshire • Denbighshire • Shropshire
Welsh Assembly Roads
A55 • A494 • A550
This article is about the County.
For the Highway Authority, see Flintshire Council
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Flintshire (Sir y Fflint in Welsh) is a traditional county in North Wales and the country's smallest county. The county is in two main sections, with the Wrexham area of Denbighshire separating the larger part of the county with English Maelor, on the right bank of the River Dee. Flintshire County Council was abolished in 1974 and the county was administered as part of Clwyd until 1995; in that year the county council was reinstated, albeit with more tightly drawn boundaries and no longer including English Maelor; as such the county is divided between three Welsh principal areas. Although the county is named after Flint the county council is based in Mold.

Geography & Economy

A548 Flintshire Bridge

Flintshire's northern and eastern borders follow the coast and the River Dee, although inland from Flint the border follows an earlier line of the Dee, with the Sealand area now on the Wirral side of the river. The southern and western borders run into the hills but are not as obvious. English Maelor has the River Dee and England as its borders. The Clwydian Range runs along the west side of the county, with the highest point of Moel Famau straddling the border with Denbighshire. English Maelor is largely flat and agricultural. The coast is largely built-up, with resorts such as Rhyl and Prestatyn giving way to the coal mines around the Point of Ayr (these have now closed) and heavy industry, including steel, upstream along the Dee. Broughton is home to the Airbus factory. Other tourist attractions include Flint and Rhuddlan Castles and the Marble Church at Bodelwyddan.

Roads

The A55 at Bodelwyddan

Flintshire is Wales's only county wholly within the 5 zone. It also has one of the most comprehensive road networks in the country, although this may be due to its small size. However, the county has no obvious road focus with the possible exception of Mold; roads tend to pass through Flintshire from larger places outside the county such as Chester and Wrexham. The county's most important road is the A55, whilst the other trunk route is the A494/A550 which crosses the county between Ruthin and the Wirral; these roads are maintained by the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent. Most non-trunk roads in the main part of Flintshire are maintained by Flintshire County Council, whilst the northwest and most of the coast is maintained by Denbighshire Council. Roads in English Maelor are maintained by Wrexham CBC.

Route From To Length
A483 Earlswood Chester 153.6 miles View
A494 Dolgellau Mollington 61.7 miles View
A495 Llanfair Caereinion Redbrook 38.2 miles View
A5026 Crossways Interchange Springfield Halkyn Interchange 9.5 miles View
A5104 Corwen Chester 26.7 miles View
A5118 Penymynydd Llong 3.2 miles View
A5119 Flint Mold By Pass 9.0 miles View
A5151 Crossways Interchange Rhuddlan 8.3 miles View
A525 Newcastle under Lyme Rhyl 73 miles View
A528 Marchwiel Shrewsbury 26.0 miles View
A539 Llangollen Eglwys Cross (W) 18.0 miles View
A541 Trefnant Wrexham 26.0 miles View
A547 Conwy Prestatyn 24.0 miles View
A548 Llanrwst Chester 53.0 miles View
A549 Mold Dobs Hill 3.7 miles View
A55 Holyhead Chester 88 miles View
A550 Cefn-y-bedd Hooton 14.8 miles View
B5063 Welshampton Shawbirch 21.1 miles View
B5069 Hampton Heath Nant y Caws 23.8 miles View
B5101 Rhosddu, Wrexham Treuddyn 7.8 miles View
B5102 Minera Holt 12.1 miles View
B5104 Clawdd Poncen Broughton 22.0 miles View
B5117 Rhuddlan Grosnant 6.0 miles View
B5118 Rhyl Coast Road Wellington Road 2.0 miles View
B5119 Dyserth Rhyl 3.7 miles View
B5120 Meliden Road Marine Road 0.6 miles View
B5121 Nannerch Greenfield 5.8 miles View
B5122 Penycefyn Afon-wen 2.9 miles View
B5123 Pentre Halkyn Rhydymwyn 4.4 miles View
B5123 King Street Chester Street 0.3 miles View
B5124 Mold Flint 5.5 miles View
B5125 Broughton Northop 6.4 miles View
B5125 Northop Road High Street 0.2 miles View
B5126 Connah's Quay Northop 3.6 miles View
B5127 Ewloe Buckley 2.1 miles View
B5128 Liverpool Road Spon Green 0.7 miles View
B5129 Saltney Kelsterton 7.7 miles View
B5332 Rhuddlan Pant y Wacco 8.5 miles View
B5373 Gresford Hope 3.7 miles View
B5381 Llandudno Junction Trefnant 18.2 miles View
B5383 St Asaph Trefnant 2.3 miles View
B5429 Rhuddlan Pandy'r Capel 24.9 miles View
B5430 Southsea Ffynnon-y-berth 10.4 miles View
B5432 Fron Park Road Holywell town centre 0.38 miles View
B5441 Queensferry Deeside Industrial Park 2.3 miles View
B5444 Mold Llong(W) 2.3 miles View
B5445 Gresford Belgrave 6.5 miles View
E22 Holyhead Immingham 226 miles View
Ffordd Gogledd Cymru Bretton Wood (English border) Holyhead 79.5 miles View
Flintshire Leisure Tour Mold Mold 87.5 miles View
Maelor Tour Chirk Ruabon 58 miles View
T19 Chester Bangor View
T84 Dolgellau South of Birkenhead View 

Key

Motorway
Primary Route
Non Primary Route
Former Motorway
Defunct Route
E Road
Future Motorway
Future Primary
Future Non Primary
Historical Route
Tourist Route
Roman Road
Unbuilt Motorway
Unbuilt Primary
Unbuilt Non Primary
National Cycle Network
Cycle Route
Eurovelo Cycle Route



Flintshire
JunctionsAlltami Junction • Bodelwyddan Interchange • Brookside Interchange • Broughton Junction • Crossways Interchange • Dobshill Interchange • Dolphin Junction • Ewloe Interchange • Northop Interchange • Pant-y-Dulath Interchange • Pont Dafydd Junction • Queensferry Interchange • Springfield Halkyn Interchange • Talardy Junction • Travellers Inn Junction • Waen Interchange • Warren Interchange
RoadsA483 • A494 • A495 • A5026 • A5104 • A5118 • A5119 • A5151 • A525 • A528 • A539 • A541 • A547 • A548 • A549 • A55 • A550 • B5063 • B5069 • B5101 • B5102 • B5104 • B5117 (Flintshire) • B5118 • B5119 • B5120 (Prestatyn) • B5121 • B5122 • B5123 • B5123 (Mold) • B5124 (Flintshire) • B5125 • B5125 (Northop) • B5126 • B5127 • B5128 • B5129 • B5332 • B5373 • B5381 • B5383 (St Asaph) • B5429 • B5430 • B5432 • B5441 • B5444 (Mold) • B5445 • E22 • Ffordd Gogledd Cymru • Flintshire Leisure Tour • Maelor Tour • T19 (Britain) • T84 (Britain)
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