Discover the Hidden Treasures of North East Wales

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Have you ever wandered through a place – maybe somewhere new, or even a place you’ve visited many times before – and thought…..”I wish I knew more about this town or landmark!” Well, visitor’s to North East Wales can now use a mobile app to learn more about the history, culture and landscape of this beautiful part of Wales.

Cadwyn Clwyd, along with local authorities, have pooled together to develop the North East Wales app that is packed full of information about designated areas within our corner of North Wales. This app is designed to help anyone discover some of the hidden treasures of this region, covering Ceiriog Valley, Point of Ayr, Holywell, Mold, St. Asaph, Brynford, Rhuddlan, Corwen, Llangollen, Chirk, Holt and Cefn Mawr. With more local community groups looking to join the app in the near future, the app will grow to offer even more information on the landscape and heritage.

North East Wales App

Communities across Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham have developed their own digital trails to encourage local people and visitors alike to explore the local area and find out more about their heritage. Following fantastic buy-in from local community groups, the digital trails offer a really in-depth guide to the history and landscape of each individual community.

App content includes information, audio (with commentary from local people) and video, plus interactive photos and games. The app also makes use of GPS and iBeacon technology to show relevant information that’s nearby when out and about in the region. The app content is also available in both Welsh and English.

This project has received funding from Cadwyn Clwyd under the LEADER scheme.  LEADER is a fund for rural areas in Wales to explore innovative new approaches and experimental technologies to tackle poverty, create jobs and drive sustainable economic development.  It is part of the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020, which is financed by the Welsh Government and European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

The app is available to download from the App Store and Google Play. You can also discover more about the region on the North East Wales website, including places to visit, things to do and local events.