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Historic Town with a Royal Charter - Discover Caerwys

Discover Caerwys

Caerwys in North Wales is the smallest town in Britain with a Royal Charter and has a wonderful rich history that includes a number of interesting legends. It was once a thriving medieval market town that evolved to play an important role over time in Welsh culture, industry, woolen trades, leather trades, paper and quarrying. This makes Caerwys an important Welsh town.

Caerwys still has an active business centre that includes a privately owned convenience store & newsagents, a chemist, a post office, a butchers & delicatessens, a café, two pubs, a hairdressers, garage and golf course - all run by local people to support their community.

There are also plenty of other local businesses and holiday parks to support the local community too, making Caerwys a wonderfully convenient place to live, especially as it is also only situated 2 miles from Junction 31 of the A55 North Wales Expressway along the B5122, or one mile from the A541 Mold to Denbigh Road. Click here for Google Map location. Caerwys is also on a bus route. The roman city of Chester is only a 30 minute drive away too.  

Luckily Caerwys has retained its character over the years and many of the stone houses and walls seen today were built from the stone quarried locally, or from bricks made at the brick works at the bottom of Caerwys Hill with sands from Maes Mynnan Quarry.

Caerwys Town is also set in beautiful rural countryside overlooking Moel Y Parc and Offas Dyke. On a good day you can also see Denbigh Castle sitting proud at Denbigh’s highest point. There are many footpaths to explore locally and an abundance of wildlife and birds.

The town has maintained a vibrant community spirit that brings everyone together. The traditional Caerwys Agricultural Show is still held every June and the ABC Drama Society holds a very popular three day performance each winter. There are many other local groups to keep Caewrys a thriving hub of activity, as highlighted here on the Caerwys Town Council website.  

As for history and legends, find out more here . We will post a number of blogs to highlight the mysteries of ancient Caerwys which will not disappoint, and with a rich tapestry of intrigue we will  tell you about the Caerwys connections to Boadicea, the Welsh Princes, Edward 1st, Edward V111, Elizabeth 1, St Michaels Well and the history of the first cultural Eisteddfodau.  It is not surprising that Caerwys has since the early 20th century become a tourist destination, where visitors enjoy not only the beauty of the countryside, hospitality of the town, but also the historical culture. Some visitors have made the town their long term home.

Caerwys also has an interesting link to Pennsylvania in the United States with Thomas Wynne sailing as the physician to William Penn (Founding Father of the Province of Pennsylvania) on the ‘Welcome’ galleon. More on that later, but interestingly Thomas Wynne was related to Welsh royalty that can be traced back 17 generations to Owain ap Gruffudd, King of Gwynedd, North Wales (1137-1170).

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  1. On The Corner Coffee Shop & Café, Caerwys, North Wales

    On The Corner Coffee Shop & Café, Caerwys, North Wales

    On The Corner Coffee Shop & Café is located on the Square in Caerwys and offers hot and cold food, sandwiches and a popular ‘All Day Breakfast’. Open Monday to Friday 7 am to 5 pm, Saturdays 9 am to 4 pm and Sundays and Bank Holidays 9 am to 2 pm. On The Corner is a great friendly place to meet up with friends and family over coffee, afternoon tea or lunch. A hot and cold takeaway service is always available, which includes freshly made sandwiches, ideal for picking up on the way to work. On The Corner also offer a local outside catering service and will cater for parties, including kids parties.

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    On The Corner

    Compton House, South Street, Caerwys. CH7 5AL.
    Tel:- 01352 721 809
    Google Map Link
  2. Sodom Hall Alpaca's Mini-Mill and Alpaca Wool Products

    Sodom Hall Alpaca's Mini-Mill and Luxury Alpaca Knitwear by Celia Berry

    Fabulous natural knitwear designs from Celia Berry, made with pure Alpaca Wool that has been bred, processed and spun on their mini mill and farm in North Wales. A truly 'Made In Wales' product from start to finish. Find out more about Sodom Hall Alpacas mini-mill and their natural alpaca wool products.

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    Sodom Hall Alpacas

    Email- [email protected]
    Google Map Link
  3. Jelly Beans by artist David Merrills

    David Merrills Artist, Caewys, North Wales

    You can visit David Merrills at The Old Butchers Studio at Liverpool House, High Street, Caerwys in North Wales, where you will find him busy at work. A talented artist who works mainly in oils, you will discover a range of colourful, interesting and large paintings to view and buy. As an artist David Merrills uses light to develop texture and a 3D effect within his paintings.

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    The Old Butchers Studio & Gallery

    Liverpool House, High Street, Caerwys
    CH7 5BB
    Google Map Link
  4. Caerwys Pharmacy, North Wales

    Caerwys Pharmacy, North Wales

    Caerwys Pharmacy, situated on The Square, offers a friendly prescription dispensary service and a range of other pharmacy products. Caerwys Pharmacy also stocks a selection of healthcare, toiletries, beauty products, fragrances and gift sets. Friendly advice and assistance available in-house.

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    Caerwys Pharmacy

    01352 721020
    Open Monday - Friday
    Google Map Link
  5. Caerwys Post Office at Morgans Pori Gwych

    Caerwys Post Office, North Wales

    Caerwys Post Office offers a range of postal and money services including cash deposits, cheque deposits, electronic bill payments, foreign currency and stationary items. Caerwys Post Office is situated just off The Square in Water Street, and with parking not a problem, it is easy to stop and post your letters and parcels, even if you are only passing through.

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    Caerwys Post Office

    Water Street, Caerwys. CH7 5AT
    Tel:- 01352 720444
    Google Map Link
  6. Mr. Morgan & Andrew Davies Caerwys Butchers at Morgan's Pori Gwych

    Morgan’s Pori Gwych Butchers & Deli, Caerwys

    Award winning Caerwys Butchers Morgan’s Pori Gwych are proud to supply award winning meats and sausages to their customers, as well as carefully prepared and ready to cook meats to suit every taste. From ‘Chicken Breast with Smoked Salmon Filling’ to ‘Loin of Welsh Lamb with Leek & Garlic Stuffing’, there really is something for everyone. The delicatessen provides additional jams, chutneys and sauces to complement your meats, homemade pies and quiches. Supporting local Welsh producers there are Bespoke Welsh Food Hampers available to order and collect too - an ideal gift for foodies. If you are looking for locally sourced produce served with traditional values, look no further than Morgan’s Pori Gwych Butchers & Deli. With a friendly helpful customer service and a qualified chef to help advise on those special recipe ideas, it is an easy place to stop and chat.

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    Morgans' Pori Gwych Butchers & Deli

    Water Street, Caerwys. CH7 5AT
    Tel:- 01352 720444
    Google Map Link
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