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DenbighUnited Kingdom

Set in the Vale of Clwydin the northeastof Wales, Denbighis a historic market town lying amid beautiful scenery to the east of Snowdonia.Denbigh in Welsh is ‘Dinbych’, which means ‘littlefortress’, a fitting name for the town, which is dominated by a ruined hilltopcastle that looms above the bustling main square.

A web of pretty streets lined with shops, food haunts, inns and interesting historic buildings, Denbighis a great place to visit, with plenty to see and do. Apart from the town itself, a great mix of attractions awaits in the nearby countryside, from the peaks of Snowdonia to the beaches of the North Wales coast.

Sightseeing in DenbighHistory buffs will be in their element in Denbigh. Dating back 1,000 years, the town is studded with ancient and medieval buildings. You can stroll around the ruins and gateway of the 13th Century castle, and walk the remaining town walls, all amid wonderful views of the hills of the Clwydian Range.

Other must-sees include the remnants of Leicester’s Church, an unfinished 16th Century church, and the Burgess Gate, the main entrance to the town in medieval times. And if you want to relive the past further, you can visit the Library and Museum, a 16th Century building with absorbing displays charting Denbigh’s often turbulent history.

Shopping in DenbighDenbighis great for retail therapy. Rather than the bland chain stores that dominate some towns, the centre is peppered with unusual independent shops and other retail gems selling everything from handcrafted Welsh products to vintage accessories, local arts, fashions and footwear. And when your shopping is done, you’ll find a choice of cafes, tearooms and restaurants to unwind and refuel in.

Food and Restaurants DenbighDenbighhas plenty to satisfy food lovers of all tastes and budgets. You’ll find a clutch of restaurants serving food made from fresh, local produce. Otherwise, there’s a variety of international fare on offer, from Italian kitchens to Indian restaurants, mostly around the High Street, Vale Street and Rhyl Road.

Bars and Nightlife in DenbighWhether you’re after a relaxing pint or lively night out in a stylish wine bar, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Denbigh. Some date back to Elizabethan times and many ring with the sound of locals speaking their native Welsh, making them especially atmospheric. Also, several bars and alehouses offer regular live music to enliven your evening.

Out and About Near DenbighThe Denbigharea is a delight whether you’re looking for historic sights, family activities or outdoor pursuits. The surrounding landscapes offer up Iron Age hill forts and cycling routes through the Clwydian Range, as well as pony trekking and mountain biking, angling on the River Dee and water sports at the Llyn Brenig reservoir.

Golfers can head for Denbigh Golf Club, sunbathers can relax at the seaside resorts of the nearby coast, and walkers can choose from the Snowdonia National Park, Berwyn Way and Offa’s Dyke Path, which are all within easy reach.

Top hotels in Denbigh

Castle House B&B
Castle House B&B
5 out of 5
The price is £135 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan

Situated in Denbigh, this luxury bed & breakfast is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Denbigh Castle and within 6 miles (10 km) of Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)

"Fantastic stay at Castle house, beautiful property and gardens with the most comfy bed! Angie and Charlie were fantastic hosts, friendly and very accommodating. Highly recommend"…"

Reviewed on 5 Nov 2019

Castle House B&B
Guildhall Tavern
Guildhall Tavern
4 out of 5
The price is £68 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan

Situated in Denbigh, this inn is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Denbigh Castle and within 6 miles (10 km) of Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and St. Asaph Cathedral. ...

3.9/5Good! (59 reviews)

"Great location in the middle of Denbigh. Very helpful and welcoming staff. Clean, comfortable room with character and great views."…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct 2020

Guildhall Tavern
The Hawk & Buckle Inn
The Hawk & Buckle Inn
4.5 out of 5
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Situated in Denbigh, this luxury inn is within 9 miles (15 km) of Bodelwyddan Castle, Denbigh Castle and Rhuddlan Nature Reserve. Bodrhyddan Hall and Rhuddlan ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (151 reviews)
would highly recommend

"Had a lovely stay, the staff were super helpful too."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2020

The Hawk & Buckle Inn
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Top Holiday Rentals in Denbigh

Stunning 3-bed House in a Private Hidden Valley
Stunning 3-bed House in a Private Hidden Valley
3.5 out of 5

Situated in Denbigh, this holiday home is within 9 miles (15 km) of Denbigh Castle, Nantclwyd y Dre and Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. St. Asaph Cathedral ...

Stunning 3-bed House in a Private Hidden Valley
Delfryn
Delfryn
3.5 out of 5

Situated in Denbigh, this cottage is within 6 miles (10 km) of Denbigh Castle, Bodelwyddan Castle and St. Asaph Cathedral. Gower Area of Outstanding Natural ...

Delfryn
Beudy
Beudy
3.5 out of 5

Situated in Denbigh, this cottage is within 12 miles (20 km) of Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre, Denbigh Castle and Abergele Golf Club. St Grwst Church and Bodelwyddan ...

Beudy
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7 Nov 2019

Easy driving distance into local town for shopping and less than 30 minutes from Rhyl.

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