New homes in Deeside
Welcome to Deeside
From family-friendly days out to golf courses and parks, Deeside is a vibrant region of North Wales encompassing the towns of Connah’s Quay, Shotton and Queensferry. With great employment opportunities and just a short drive away from Liverpool, Chester and Wrexham, a new home in Deeside could be the right choice for you.
A quick history
Relics from Anglo-Saxon times have been discovered in Deeside, but it wasn’t until the Industrial Revolution when towns in the region started to grow. Coal mining, the steelworks, shipbuilding and better transport links brought more wealth to Deeside, especially in Shotton and Connah’s Quay.
Deeside has been home to a number of famous faces over the years, including former Prime Minister William Gladwell and footballers Michael Owen and Gary Speed.
Business and industry
Although the economy of Deeside has largely been based on steel, coal and ships, the region is now home to a wide range of businesses across many different industries. The biggest companies based in Deeside include supermarket chain Iceland, Tata Steel UK, Moneysupermarket.com, Stella Travel Services, Corbett Bookmakers and Convatec.
Things to do in the area
Wepre Park in Connah’s Quay is perfect for a relaxing afternoon stroll, and popular with dog walkers. If you want to get active, The Boardroom Climbing is a great place to visit, while The Flintshire Bridge is one of the most recognisable landmarks in Deeside.
If you’re moving to the area with children, they’ll love going to Greenacres Animal Park in Mancot where you can spot all kinds of species from wolves to llamas, parrots and horses. Chester Zoo is also just a short drive away, with a huge range of animals including lions, chimpanzees and meerkats.
Other family-friendly places within driving distance include Techniquest Glyndwr, Brimstage Maze and Plas Power Adventure, where you can tackle the high ropes, try your hand at archery and scale the climbing walls.
When you fancy a spot of retail therapy, Chester is home to an impressive range of high street, designer and independent stores in the town centre, along with a good selection of cafés and restaurants. If you prefer relaxing on the golf course, Hawarden Golf Course and Northop Country Park Golf Club are nearby.
Travel and commuting
The main roads going through Deeside are the A55 and the A494, while the M56 is close by. The region also has train stations in Shotton and Hawarden.
Chester is just 15 minutes away from Deeside by car, while Flint is 10 minutes away by car or five minutes away by train. Liverpool is a 35-minute drive north of Deeside, while Wrexham can be reached in 25 minutes by either car or train. If you’re travelling to Manchester, the car journey takes almost one hour travelling via the M56.
For journeys further afield, London is three hours 50 minutes away by car via the M40, or two hours 35 minutes travelling by train from Shotton to Euston, with one change at Crewe. If you’re going abroad, Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 40 minutes away by car and Manchester Airport can be reached in 35 minutes.