Caergwrle Pack Horse Bridge

This structure in the Flintshire, North Wales town of Caergwrle is a superb example of a pack horse bridge.
Packhorse bridges are a common feature in the British Isles.
Before the days of railways and roads, goods were often transported by pack horses which travelled in convoy. There could be as many as 30 horses and mules, led by small groups of men.
This pack horse bridge is Grade II listed. It allows a safe crossing over the River Alyn which can often be deep and fast flowing.
The bridge links the villages of Caergwrle and Hope. Its construction was financed by Squire Ellis Yonge over 300 years ago. It is believed that it would have replaced a much older wooden structure and that this would have been a crossing point of the river since time immemorial.
Local legend and mythology says that the bridge is haunted. Indeed, some ghost hunters have captured a spooky photograph.
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Useful Information

Location LL12 9AB
Nearest Bus Stop Tegfan Court
Nearest Railway Station Caergwrle
Nearest Car Parking High Street, Caergwrle
Opening Times Always open
Notes If visiting by car, please use the car park in the centre of Caergwrle. Fellows Lane is very narrow and not suitable for parking.
Although small, the town of Caergwrle has a good range of take aways, sandwich shops and more.