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A different view of entertainment

Things to do in Denbigh…

Denbigh is uniquely placed to offer something a little bit different for everyone.

Whatever you’re after – wonderful walks, stunning scenery, atmospheric historical places, unusual museums – we have it here for you.

If you like to get your boots dirty or take a white knuckle cycle ride, relax with a bit of fishing or go pony trekking through unspoilt moorland, Denbigh is your ideal base.

We’re pleased to say, Denbigh has also largely escaped the generic chain-style shopping experience which dominates much of the UK of today – so if it’s unique shopping, eating and drinking you’re looking for, we have an abundance of independents to satisfy your appetite.

Come and see for yourself – we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

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

Tom Pryce Exhibition 23 Jul - 5 Nov 2018
An exhibition on the life and career of Tom Pryce, the Formula 1 driver from the Vale of Clwyd >

Denbigh Beer Festival 22 Sep 2018
Denbigh Beer Festival hosted by Denbigh and District Round Table >

Denbigh Open Doors 2018 28 - 30 Sep 2018
Open Doors 2018 - 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 - Heritage Lecture 28 Sep 2018
A talk by Susan Fielding from the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales on the research and recording of Denbigh County Hall >

Open Doors - St Mary's Church 29 - 30 Sep 2018
St Mary’s was built in 1874 to replace the medieval church of St Hilary within the old town walls >

Open Doors - Beatrix Potter Garden, Gwaenynog Hall 29 - 30 Sep 2018
Beatrix Potter, the creator of Peter Rabbit regularly visited Gwaenynog Hall during the 1890s, the home of her uncle >

Open Doors - St Joseph's Catholic Church 29 Sep 2018
Returning to the event in 2018 is St Joseph's Catholic Church which opened in 1968, replacing an earlier church building in Tan-y-Gwalia, Denbigh >

Open Doors - St Marcella’s Church 29 - 30 Sep 2018
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 - Denbigh Museum 29 - 30 Sep 2018
In addition to the permanent display the museum will be hosting a temporary exhibition on the life and career of Tom Pryce, the formula 1 driver from the Vale of Clwyd. >

Open Doors - The Carriageworks 29 - 30 Sep 2018
Historically important former carriage works built in the 19th century to service & provide horse drawn carriages >

Open Doors - Cae Dai 50s Museum 29 Sep 2018
A 1950’s museum, containing exhibits from the late 40’s & early 50’s >

Open Doors - Theatr Twm o'r Nant 29 - 30 Sep 2018
The Grade II listed building was built and donated to the town in 1890 by Dr Evan Pierce as a Memorial Hall in memory of his mother >

Open Doors - Wireless in Wales Museum 29 - 30 Sep 2018
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 - Dr Evan Pierce Memorial Garden 29 - 30 Sep 2018
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 - Denbigh Library 29 - 30 Sep 2018
Denbigh Library – Information point – a good place to start

The Library was formerly the County Hall. It was erected in 1572 as a Shire Hall under the patronage of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester >

Open Doors - Bryn-y-Parc 29 - 30 Sep 2018
Bryn Y Parc is an important early town house dating from the mid 16th century >

Open Doors - Denbigh Town Walls 29 - 30 Sep 2018
The town walls encompass the old town and castle of Denbigh and extend for almost two thirds of a mile >

Open Doors - Leicester's Church 29 - 30 Sep 2018
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 29 - 30 Sep 2018
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 - Burgess Gate 29 - 30 Sep 2018
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 Friary 29 - 30 Sep 2018
Denbigh friary was founded in 1343-50, dedicated to St Mary, and was a Carmelite community >

*** Free Parking - 29/09/18 *** 29 Sep 2018
Courtesy of Denbigh Town Council, all the pay-and-display car parks in the town will be free of charge on Saturday 29th September in support of our Open Doors Event. Note that normal charges apply on Sunday. >

Open Doors - Studio MADE – MOD COMMS – Modular Communication 29 Sep 2018
Studio MADE presents "MOD COMMS – Modular Communication"; interactive sculptures that transmit light and sound between people and places >

Open Doors - Wireless in Wales Museum 29 - 30 Sep 2018
A weekend full of various activities related to broadcasting >

Open Doors - Denbigh and The Great War 29 Sep 2018
Join us on a tour of Denbigh and examine the impact of that conflict on the town. In particular we will look at the role of the 4th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers in which many of the town’s men served during the early part of the War. >

Open Doors - Tom Pryce Exhibition 29 - 30 Sep 2018
Your last chance to see this temporary exhibition on the life and career of Tom Pryce, the Formula 1 driver from the Vale of Clwyd. >

Open Doors - *NEW* The King’s Arms 29 - 30 Sep 2018
The King’s Arms is probably of early C17 origin and appears to have been an inn since at least the C18 when it was used by drovers. >

Open Doors - *NEW* St Saeran’s Church 29 - 30 Sep 2018
St Saeran’s Church now stands on the site where a “clas” or religious community was founded in the 6th century. This 13th century double-naved church was once the mother church of southern Dyffryn Clwyd. >

Open Doors - *NEW* Grŵp Cynefin Offices 29 Sep 2018
A unique opportunity to see inside one of Denbigh’s newest buildings. In November 2017, Grŵp Cynefin opened its new area office, Tŷ John Glyn, securing 80 jobs in the town. >

Open Doors - *NEW* St David’s Church 29 Sep 2018
A rare opportunity to visit this 19th century church which has been closed to the public for many years. >

Open Doors - Brookhouse Pottery 29 - 30 Sep 2018
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 >

Denbigh Town Hall – Wrestling 29 Sep 2018
Come and watch the most exciting show in Town at Denbigh Town Hall with the Superstars of Britannia Wrestling Promotions >

Open Doors - Discover Medieval Denbigh 29 - 30 Sep 2018
A 1.5 mile walk through Denbigh with Fiona Gale, Denbighshire County Council Archaeologist, exploring the Walls, Leicester’s Church, St Hilary’s Tower, Burgess Gate and the exterior of the Castle. >

Open Doors - Denbigh Masonic Lodge 29 - 30 Sep 2018
Built in 1872 the building was originally known as the Tower Hill Welsh Independent Chapel >

Open Doors - No. 2 Crown Square (Travelsport) 29 Sep 2018
Timber-framed house probably of late C16 date, with C19 part brick and stucco elevations >

Open Doors - Denbigh Town Hall 29 - 30 Sep 2018
The Town Hall was built in 1915-16 to replace Thomas Fulljames’ Market Hall of 1848, combining town hall and market. >

Open Doors - *NEW* St Hilary’s Church 29 - 30 Sep 2018
St. Hilary’s was built in the early fourteenth century as a church for the walled town. Although St. Marcella’s was the official parish church, St. Hilary’s was much nearer to the centre of population >

Free Guided Tours & Denbigh Open Doors

Every Saturday and Sunday morning between May 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 28/29/30 September 2018. Details of the various properties and events will be added to the Upcoming Events section. Copies of the booklet will be available from Denbighshire libraries from August onwards. Also available digitally by clicking on the link below:

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