THE region’s history and heritage is to come under the spotlight.
Colourful weatherman Derek Brockway has visited Flintshire to film for his Weatherman Walking series on BBC Wales.
Mr Brockway’s visits to Holywell and Flint are due to be broadcast in a Holy Mountain and Holy Well episode where he visited St Winefride’s Well, Holywell, Greenfield Valley and Flint Castle and walked along the Dee Estuary.
Cllr Vicky Perfect, Mayor of Flint and a local historian, believes spotlighting the castle can only be good news for Flint.
She said: “It is great whenever there are shows like this which show what we have to offer as a town.
“This is an historic castle and it is good for people across Wales to see it. Positive news like this is very good for us.”
The castle, which dates back to 1277, was the first in a series of castles built during King Edward I’s campaign to conquer Wales.
Mr Brockway will arrive in Flint after walking along the coastline in Holywell.
Before filming began Holywell town centre manager Martin Fearnley met the producers and believes they were very impressed with what they saw.
He said: “Holywell is steeped in history and tradition.
“The people from the programme were blown away by the history on offer in Holywell.
“We are working to try to promote our town’s history and things like this can only be good news.
“Hopefully it will encourage people who are heading into North Wales to stop off and see what is happening in Holywell and see our history.”
St Winefride’s Well is reputed to be the oldest continually visited pilgrimage site in Great Britain, attracting thousands of visitors every year.
Greenfield Valley is a 70 acre country park with woodlands, reservoirs, ancient monuments and industrial history sites.
- The programme is due to be shown on BBC One Wales on Monday at 7.30pm. It will also include a visit to Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.