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Dolbelydr in Denbighshire, a fine example of a 16th-century gentry house, has good claim to be the birthplace of modern Welsh - it was here that Henry Salesbury wrote his Grammatica Britannica, the first Welsh grammar.

The Landmark Trust is opening Dolbelydr to the public for four and a half days. The open days are free and there's no need to book. History sheets will be available to learn a little more about the property.

Address - Trefnant, Denbigh, Denbighshire, LL16 5AG.

Directions - take A55 from Chester, then take A525 Denbigh turn off. After approximately half a mile, just after entering the outskirts of St Asaph, turn left at the mini roundabout (by the cathedral) and continue on A525 to Trefnant. At the traffic lights in Trefnant village turn right on to B5428 signposted Henllan. (If travelling from Denbigh on A525 - turn left at the traffic lights in Trefnant village on to B5428) Follow B5428 road over a small crossroads and continue for about another half mile. On the left is a gateway and a small lodge and immediately after, on the right, is the entrance to Bryn Wgan Farm (a BRYN WGAN sign is attached to the right gate pillar of the entrance). Turn right down this private lane and follow it until just before you reach the farmyard. The access track to Dolbelydr is through the gate on your right opposite a large oak tree. Access to parking will be signposted.

The staircases at this property are steep.