Due to concerns over the spread of Coronavirus and the well-being of our visitors, Denbigh Friary will be closed to the public until further notice. Please check the Cadw website for further updates.
Ruined religious settlement laid low by Henry VIII
Founded by Carmelites (also known as the White Friars) in the 13th century, Denbigh Friary was a place of worship for both holy men and unordained laypeople. During services the congregation would be split, the friars in ornate choir stalls on the western side and the laity in a separate space to the east.
The Friary was suppressed under the orders of Henry VIII in 1538 and all that remains today are the church walls. Following its dissolution, the church found a number of other uses, including as a dwelling, wool store and malt house.
Daily 10am - 4pm
Last admission 30 minutes before closing
The key to access the Friary is available from the following: Denbigh Castle — telephone 01745 813385, Denbigh Library — telephone 01745 816313 (LL16 3NU) and the Glass Onion Café — telephone 07715 545564 (LL16 3TE).
There is a returnable cash deposit to pay for the key.