Step back in time' to the BIG FORT BUILD!

Join us a for a Great Riding Experience at Park in the Past

Welcome to Park in the Past
Discovering An Ancient Landscape

Experience how our prehistoric ancestors lived.

Restore the Past

Imagine you could step back in time to when the Romans invaded Britain

Restore the Past

Imagine you could step back in time to when the Romans invaded Britain

Restore the Past

Imagine you could step back in time to when the Romans invaded Britain

A beautiful place for everyone to experience and enjoy.

Help us conserve this exciting community resource for future generations.

Visit a stunning natural landscape full of native species

An exciting water sports centre for sailing, kayaking, swimming and angling.

Help us make this unique and exciting place happen!

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Park in the Past is an exciting and innovative heritage and conservation project that aims to create a totally unique heritage attraction and vital community resource. 

Set in an ancient Welsh landscape, the park comprises 120 acres of outstanding natural beauty offering woodlands and wetlands, a magnificent 35-acre lake and the gorgeous River Alyn, as well as wonderful walks and spacious fields. We need your help to build an amazing prehistoric realm and a full-scale Roman fort and Celtic village. Explore and experience your heritage - the landscape of your ancestors.
Join us on our incredible journey recreating history! 

VISITOR INFORMATION

Located near Chester, next to the villages of Hope and Caergwrle, Flintshire North Wales. 

Main entrance is on Fagl lane, Hope LL12 9HB

The site is very close to Hope Railway station on the Wrexham to Bidston line.

Several bus routes stop near the site from Wrexham and Mold and Chester.

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Opening Hours

We are not officially open as yet as we are completing final conditions of our planning permission before first use.  

However, you can still access the site for the equestrian hack routes between 09:00 - 16:00

There are several entry points along public footpaths onto the project site.

Some of these are located next to our neighbours' houses so please be considerate.

VISITOR INFORMATION

Located near Chester, next to the villages of Hope and Caergwrle, Flintshire North Wales. 

Main entrance is on Fagl lane, Hope LL12 9HB

The site is very close to Hope Railway station on the Wrexham to Bidston line.

Several bus routes stop near the site from Wrexham and Mold and Chester.

Find Out More

Opening Hours

We are not officially open as yet as we are completing final conditions of our planning permission before first use.  

However, you can still access the site.

There are several entry points along public footpaths onto the project site.

Some of these are located next to our neighbours' houses so please be considerate.

Find Out More

Become a Friend

Please help us to create a unique window into the past so that you can step back in time and see how our ancestors lived. Park in the Past will be a world-class heritage attraction and research facility. You can be part of this incredible journey by supporting us now!

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Contact Project Champion Paul Harston for more information  

Mobile: 07885 403485 // Office: 01978 761264 

paul.harston@parkinthepast.org.uk

Thank you to @ParkinthePast for a brilliant event today.. it really is a beautiful place.. do go visit! ♡

Hosting a local crafts fayre today for 10am in conjunction with Rural Panda. At Park in the Past Fagl Lane Hope LL12 9HB.

Absolute pleasure to welcome the University of Salzburg (Austria) to Park in the Past today to explore our plans and progress in Roman and Iron Age reconstruction and habitats. Our first university visit.

No holiday pay, no paternity/maternity pay, having to pay income tax in advance based on inaccurate projections, having to chase people to pay you weeks after you’ve done the work... yeah, we’re so cushy 🙄 https://t.co/OlaO59kURc

Say Hi to our first Roman gate built and erected in just 5 days by @NortonTimber right now it’s getting its first ramparts build by superb Roman re-enactment groups, and volunteers. experimenting life in the legion. Come on down and see something amazing.

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