Connah’s Quay (Welsh: Cei Connah) known locally as “The Quay” is a community and the largest town in Flintshire, lying within the Deeside conurbation along the River Dee, near the border with England. It is located 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Chester and can be reached by road from the A548, by rail from the nearby Shotton railway station, and also is on the National Cycle Network Route 5. It also lies just south of Deeside Industrial Park, one of the largest such complexes in the region. The major part of Tata steelworks is also on the town’s border on the north bank of the River Dee. Wepre Woods, an ancient woodland in the town, is controlled by Flintshire County Council’s Ranger Service and includes Ewloe Castle which dates from the 13th century.
With a population of approximately 23,437 with Shotton which it is contiguous with, Connah’s Quay and Shotton constitute just under half of the population of the greater Deeside area.