Holt is located approximately five miles to the north east of Wrexham and is situated on the border between Wales and England. It lies on a flat plateau above the south western banks of the River Dee and faces the Cheshire village of Farndon directly across the River to the north. The distinctive red sandstone bridge that spans the River between the two villages represents an ancient link between the two countries.

The conservation area covers most of the settlement taking in the medieval core of the village as well as extending outwards along the main routes into the village centre.

The Holt Conservation Area was designated in August 1975 and its boundary amended and enlarged in March 1999. The Holt Conservation Area Assessment was adopted in November 1990. The Holt article 4(2) direction came into effect in October 2000.

The Character Assessment and Management Plan document for this conservation area will be added once it has been updated in line with Welsh Language Standards and accessibility standards.