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Explore old surroundings

An Historical Town

Denbigh is a picturesque market town and one of the most historic towns in North Wales. Dinbych in Welsh means “little fortress” and the remains of the historic Denbigh Castle dominate the skyline of the town.

Our location in the strategically important Welsh borderland has meant some turbulent times for our townspeople in the past and we think this has helped to forge the Denbigh character – strong, lively, independent of spirit, but also open, friendly and welcoming. This, together with our blend of natural geographic gifts and rich legacy of historic buildings, makes Denbigh something of a ‘hidden gem’ for the visitor. Here you’ll find the warmest of welcomes and a generosity of spirit that makes every visitor feel right at home, and you’ll have an authentically Welsh experience.

THE KEYS TO THE TOWN

 

To get the most from your visit to Denbigh make sure you experience the Town Walls. Borrow the key from the Library at the top of Vale Street, or from the Castle and explore to your heart’s content!

Upcoming Events

The Denbigh Show 2017 26 Aug 2017
The Denbigh Show is an outdoor traditional family event held in the beautiful historic market town of Denbigh within the picturesque Vale of Clwyd. >

A packed weekend of fun for all the family at Denbigh Castle 27 - 28 Aug 2017
A packed weekend of fun for all the family at Denbigh Castle >

Denbigh Film Club - The Book Thief (2013) 8 Sep 2017
Denbigh Film Club presents "The Book Thief" (2013) (12) Drama/War >

Open Doors - Cae Dai 50s Museum 23 Sep 2017
A 1950’s museum, containing exhibits from the late 40’s & early 50’s >

Open Doors 2017 23 - 24 Sep 2017
Open Doors 2017 - A wonderful range of interesting, unusual and beautiful historic homes and buildings will be open to the public for tours and talks this September >

Denbigh Beer Festival 23 Sep 2017
Denbigh Beer Festival hosted by Denbigh and District Round Table >

Open Doors - Burgess Gate 23 - 24 Sep 2017
One of two fortified gatehouses controlling the entry to the walled town from 1282 onwards. With a portcullis, murder holes and arrow slits it provided an formidable obstacle to attackers >

Open Doors - Denbigh Castle 23 - 24 Sep 2017
Denbigh Castle is one of the fortresses that formed King Edward I’s “ring of castles”, four of which (Caernarfon, Conwy, Harlech and Beaumaris) have been named World Heritage sites >

Open Doors - Denbigh Town Walls 23 - 24 Sep 2017
The town walls encompass the old town and castle of Denbigh and extend for almost two thirds of a mile >

Open Doors - Dr Evan Pierce Memorial Garden 23 - 24 Sep 2017
Dr Evan Pierce himself built the 50ft column topped by his statue to mark his philanthropy as Coroner, JP, Alderman and five times Mayor of Denbigh >

Open Doors - St Marcella’s Church 23 - 24 Sep 2017
Built on the site of the 7th century cell of St Marcella, the church is a classic example of the ‘Vale of Clwyd’ twin-naved style and is largely the result of a late perpendicular remodelling of around 1500. >

Open Doors - Brookhouse Pottery 23 - 24 Sep 2017
This early 19th century building was originally a malt house supplying the local pubs and breweries. In the mid-sixties, the building was converted for use as a pottery by David and Margaret Frith >

Open Doors - St Mary's Church 23 - 24 Sep 2017
St Mary’s was built in 1874 to replace the medieval church of St Hilary within the old town walls >

Free Guided Tours & Denbigh Open Doors

Every Saturday and Sunday morning between April and September, local volunteers lead tours of the medieval market town. Tours start from the H.M.Stanley statue in front of the Library at 10.30am and last around 1½ hours.

Tours can be provided all year round for groups, at a day and time to suit, by prior arrangement. For further information about the tours or to make a group booking please contact the Town Hall, before 12pm, on 01745 815984 (Mon-Fri) or by e-mail: townclerk@denbightowncouncil.gov.uk

 

DENBIGH OPEN DOORS

Each September, as part of European Heritage Days, a wonderful range of interesting, unusual and beautiful historic homes and buildings will be open to the public FOR FREE.

Denbigh Open Doors will take place over the weekend 23/24 September 2017. Details of the event will be added to this website later in the year. Information and photographs from the 2016 event can be found on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/opendoorsdenbighshire/