Holywell is the fifth largest town and also an area in Flintshire, Wales. It lies to the west of the tidewater of the River Dee. The community includes Greenfield. The marketplace town of Holywell takes its name from the St Winefride's Well, a holy well bordered by a church. The well has been known because a minimum of the Roman duration. It has actually been a site of Christian expedition given that about 660, committed to Saint Winefride that, according to tale, was beheaded there by Caradog that tried to attack her. The well is just one of the Seven Wonders of Wales as well as the town bills itself as The Lourdes of Wales. Many explorers from throughout the globe remain to check out Holywell and the Well. Administratively, Holywell community includes 3 wards of the Flintshire County Council neighborhood authority. At the 2001 Census, the total population of the town was 5,974 with the adjacent towns including Greenfield, Whitford as well as Carmel the population of the area is over 15,000.