A different view of community
Denbigh’s living culture, nurtured over the centuries, gives our town its independent soul – here you’ll find the warmest of welcomes and a generosity of spirit that makes every visitor feel right at home.
Ours is a working town with a lively art, theatre and music scene – mostly organised and managed by local volunteer groups and social enterprises. Local people make things happen – and we invite everyone to get involved – from historical society lectures to free guided tours, film nights and exhibitions.
Off-the-peg high street regeneration has largely passed us by so Denbigh retains its character and authenticity and our local businesses give us a fine range of independent shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants. We even have some businesses exporting their specialist services to landmark projects across the globe.
We’re a creative bunch – we deal with whatever is thrown our way – and we always seek to make the best of our situation. The North Wales Hospital was a major employer in the area for many decades and it played a part in shaping the tolerant character of the people of Denbigh. When it closed in 1995 we welcomed many patients into our community and they’ve stayed with us helping us maintain our attitude of concern for others and our neighborly ethos.
Denbigh has always been a market town – in fact we have a historical decree enshrining our right to be a market town, so in response to the livestock market closing, we developed a range of markets, festivals and events which draw visitors from the surrounding villages as well as further afield.
Denbigh is a truly bi-lingual community where we switch effortlessly from our native Welsh to English and back again. So come and discover what it means to experience a genuine Welsh welcome – be our guest, or “cewch groeso” as we like to say.
Here are some useful links to local services and amenities to help you make the most of your stay in Denbigh.
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!
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: email@example.com
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/