This is a busy little town on the North Coast, on the Dee estuary, about 5 miles from Flint. It is a pretty spot for a visit. The Holy Well is that of St. Winifred, a seventh-century saint with a notable legend. The well once discharged something like 100 tons a minute, but in later years a mine working tapped the source, reducing the flow to 20 tons. The well, by the way, never freezes. St. Winifred was sought in marriage by a Prince Caradoc. When she turned him down, he tried to win her by force, but the lady fled. In rage, the Prince captured her and had her head cut off. The head rolled downhill, till it came to the church, in which her uncle, St. Beuno, was preaching. He set the head back on her body again, to which it was miraculously joined, and the lady was restored to life. She lived to found a nunnery at Gwytherin. The waters of St. Winifred's Well have for centuries, been thought to have restorative properties, and pilgrimage has been made from many European countries. The well is in a crypt, over which is a chapel, of late Perpendicular style, and built by Margaret, mother of Henry VII. On the steps of the chapel and crypt may be seen a red moss.