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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.

Opening times

Daily 10am–4pm

Last admission 30 minutes before closing

The key to access the Friary is available from Denbigh Castle — telephone 01745 813385

There is a returnable cash deposit to pay for the key.


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