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. Construction of the castle began in 1282 by Henry de Lacy, one of Edward I's chief commanders. It was not the first stronghold to occupy this strategic site: it was built over the stronghold of Dafydd ap Gruffudd, the Welsh leader crushed by Edward in 1282. During the Civil War (1642-1649), the then decaying castle was repaired by Colonel William Salesbury. In 1646 the castle endured a nine month siege. When Denbigh finally surrendered on 26 October 1646, it was only after the King had personally ordered Salesbury to do so.
Tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Although admission to this event is free, it is a ticketed event. Tickets available on the website from the beginning of September. here
Dates, times and prices
23 Sep - 24 Sep 2017
11am - 4pm
Adult - Am ddim / free
Family - Am ddim / free
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - Am ddim / free
Member - Am ddim / free
Disabled and companion - Am ddim / free
Facilities and information
- Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
- Dogs on leads welcome
- No smoking
- A toilet is available for users with a disability and limited mobility
- Cadw do not allow drone flying from or over its guardianship sites, except by contractors commissioned for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and are operating under controlled conditions.
- This site is registered on the No Fly Drone website
Postcode LL16 3NB
Road Denbigh via A525, A543 or B5382.
Rail 12km/7.5mls Abergele, Llandudno-Chester.
Bus 300m/330yards, route No 151/152, Rhyl/Denbigh.
Bike NCN Route No.5 (17km/11mls).
For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.