Open Doors - Denbigh Castle

Denbigh Castle

Denbigh Castle

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

Dates
23 Sep - 24 Sep 2017

Times
11am - 4pm

Prices
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

Location information

Facilities and information

Baby changing Cycle stands Car park Dogs welcome Exhibition Gift shop No smoking Portable induction loop Refreshments Toilets
  • DenbighCastle@wales.gsi.gov.uk    
  • 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
    http://www.noflydrones.co.uk
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Directions

Postcode LL16 3NB

Car Road Denbigh via A525, A543 or B5382.

Rail Rail 12km/7.5mls Abergele, Llandudno-Chester.

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For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.