Welcome to Mold / Yr Wyddgrug!
Mold's friendly atmosphere and renowned markets make it one of North East Wales' most popular places for an unforgettable visit.
Since the 12th century when the Normans built their motte and bailey castle here, Mold has been a market centre for the area. You’ll find bustling street markets every Wednesday and Saturday, livestock markets on Mondays and Fridays, an indoor market all week and a farmers’ market here twice a month.
The town has some great independent shops and vibrant pubs, cafes and restaurants – and of course the one and only award-winning Theatr Clwyd.
As a border town, Mold is steeped in history, changing hands several times between the Normans and the Welsh. But its claim to fame, the Mold Gold Cape, pre-dates these power struggles by around 3,000 years. The cape is one of the finest examples of prehistoric sheet-gold working and is quite unique in form and design. It now has pride of place at the British Museum in London, with a life-size replica in Mold Museum above the library.
There are plenty of reasons to celebrate the Welsh culture and language in Mold, not least that Daniel Owen, the foremost Welsh novelist of the nineteenth century, was born in the town. His statue stands in Daniel Owen Square, with Mold’s shopping precinct, community centre and annual week-long arts festival all named after him.
It is the tragic events surrounding the summer of 1869 that record forever the town’s role in the social history of Britain. The relationship between the colliers and pit management at Leeswood Green Colliery deteriorated so greatly that it sparked the infamous Mold Riots. The death of four people with many more being injured during the protest, influenced the future policing of public disturbances in Britain.
150 years later, Theatr Clwyd vividly brought to life the events on the streets of Mold during their amazing community production, ‘Mold Riots’.
You will see Mold’s status as a Cittaslow town highlighted on all our entrance signs and visitor information points in the town. Mold was the first town in Wales to be welcomed into the international movement; the accreditation is for the whole town and reflects the excellence here.
Mold Town Council supports the Cittaslow philosophy, which is embedded in policies and plans for the town, including the Mold Town Plan 2013-2030. There is a wealth of community groups and fantastic volunteers in Mold; many of these also share the Cittaslow principles around fostering economic, social and environmental sustainability to enhance and improve the quality of life in the town.
Mold loves a festival – so time your visit to see one of Mold’s many events and festivals. With one every month, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. We look forward to welcoming you. Croeso!