The market town of Holt sits on the banks of the River Dee in Wrexham County on the Welsh - English border. Visitors to the charming town can view the ruins of the 13th century Holt Castle (also known as Lion's Castle), built close to the river to protect the bridge.
The old castle may be in ruins but Holt Bridge an historic Grade I listed 14th-century sandstone bridge still links Holt with the English village of Farndon. During the English civil war both sides fought for control of Holt and its strategic river crossing. Today it is a more peaceful setting with a delightful picnic area close to the picturesque sandstone cliffs.
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