Mold is a bustling market town nestled beneath the Clwydian Hills and, as my title suggests, was Wales’ first cittaslow. Since medieval times traders have set up their stalls on the high street and, to this day, it is the largest and most popular of its kind in North Wales. D and I made a spur-of-the-moment decision to nip over there after discovering, to our disappointment, that the poultry seller who normally plies his feathered wares outside Charlies, in Queensferry, wouldn’t return until the second Sunday in June.
Decision made, we parked up in the town centre for a mere 20p and went in search of bargains. The clear blue sky and bright sunshine made for an especially upbeat atmosphere and we came home bearing a large dog bed (a snip at £5) and a china mug with the cheerful image of a robin on the side.
There’s a street market held here every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the year, and somewhere in the region of 70 stalls selling a huge variety of produce. It’s well worth a visit if you’re in the vicinity.