Welcome to Denbigh
At the heart of North Wales, overlooking the breath-taking Vale of Clwyd is the historic market town of Denbigh. It is the home of princes and earls, rebels and revolutionaries where layer upon layer of history have shaped the architecture of the town and the character of the people.
You can relax in one of our traditional pubs where people have been enjoying real food and conversation for over 500 years, or explore the Castle and walk the walls that have protected the town for nine centuries and take in the amazing views that have remained unspoiled throughout that time.
With its secret gardens and more listed buildings than any other town in Wales, you’re likely to stumble upon a hidden gem around every corner – but Denbigh is a working community living very much in the present with a lively art scene and a fine range of independent shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants and busy old town square where you can browse to your heart’s content or sit quietly and watch the world go by.
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!
Open Doors - Dolbelydr 18 - 21 Sep 2015
A fine example of a 16th century stone-built gentry house which has survived remarkably unaltered. This was where Henry Salesbury (1561-1605), physician and humanist scholar, wrote his Grammatica Britannica, published in 1593 >
Open Doors 2015 19 - 20 Sep 2015
Open Doors 2015 - A wonderful range of interesting, unusual and beautiful historic homes and buildings will be open to the public for tours and talks this September. >
Open Doors - Denbigh Museum 19 - 20 Sep 2015
To mark the twentieth anniversary of the closure of the North Wales Hospital the Museum will be have an exhibition of photographs and artefacts from hospital.
Also in display will be an updated exhibition on Denbigh and the First World War >
Open Doors - Burgess Gate 19 - 20 Sep 2015
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 - Leicester's Church 19 - 20 Sep 2015
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, began the building of this church in 1578, with the intention that it should become a cathedral, to replace St. Asaph. Work was abandoned following his death in 1588 >
Open Doors - Denbigh Castle 19 - 20 Sep 2015
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 - HWB Denbigh 19 - 20 Sep 2015
Opened in July 2014, HWB Dinbych aims to increase employment opportunities for young people through access to further education, social enterprise and self-employment initiatives >
Open Doors - Dr Evan Pierce Memorial Garden 19 - 20 Sep 2015
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 - Wireless in Wales Museum 19 - 20 Sep 2015
Wireless in Wales Radio Museum was established in 2008 to create an awareness of the importance of radio and broadcasting to the preservation of the Welsh language and identity >
Open Doors - St Marcella's Church 19 - 20 Sep 2015
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 >
Free Guided Tours
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.
For further information or to make a group booking for other times please contact the Town Hall, before 12pm, on 01745 815984 (Mon-Fri)