Hope, Flintshire

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Coordinates: 53°06′28″N 3°02′12″W / 53.10774°N 3.03664°W / 53.10774; -3.03664

Welsh: Yr Hob
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The Red Lion and White Lion on the road into Hope
Hope is located in Flintshire
 Hope shown within Flintshire
Population 2,522 (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SJ30705723
Principal area Flintshire
Ceremonial county Clwyd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WREXHAM
Postcode district LL12
Dialling code 01978
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Alyn and Deeside
Welsh Assembly Alyn and Deeside
List of places

Hope (Welsh: Yr Hob) is a small village in Flintshire, north-east Wales. The village is located approximately 3 miles / 4.5 km from the Wales-England border, on the course of the River Alyn.

Hope belongs to a small group of closely related villages in its local area, including Caergwrle, Abermorddu and Cefn-y-bedd. One of the major features in the area is Hope Mountain (Mynydd yr Hob), to the west of the village, along with the extensive farmland of Shordley. At the 2001 Census, the population was 2,522.[1]

In 2007, the secondary school Castell Alun High, which is located in the village, became the only school in North Wales to be awarded 7 Grade 1s by Estyn, the school inspection service for Wales. The judgement makes Castell Alun one of the top schools in Wales.

Hope has good transport links with local towns and cities, notably Wrexham, Chester and Mold, with the Borderlands Line running directly through Hope railway station giving access to Liverpool via the Wirral Peninsula.

Hope has a library, a sports centre and a football, cricket and rugby union club.

The village's name has given rise to the local expression "Live in Hope and die in Caergwrle".[2]


  1. ^ a b 2001 Census: Hope (Ward), Office for National Statistics, retrieved 2 July 2008 
  2. ^ The AA touring guide to Wales, Automobile Association, 1975, p.205

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