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Visitor notice

This monument is open and free to visit.

The key to access the wall walks is available from Denbigh Castle for pre-booked visits only — telephone 01745 813385 to book your visit.

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

Check our opening times and facilities below; please act responsibly and be respectful of the local area during your visit.

Please adhere to Welsh Government social distancing guidelines and coronavirus restrictions at all times and do not attempt to access enclosed spaces.

Overview

The first line of defence for Denbigh’s medieval castle

The rocky outcrop that’s home to Denbigh’s castle and town walls was once the site of a stronghold belonging to Welsh prince Dafydd ap Gruffydd, though the remains that stand today are the work of English king Edward I. Built around 1285, Denbigh’s walls were constructed before the castle that sits inside them, presumably to protect the workforce from attacks by native forces. The walls were extended in the 14th century to include the impressive Goblin Tower. This housed a secondary well within the town’s defences, which went on to help Denbigh survive sieges in the 16th-century English Civil War.

Much of the wall still stands, along with the remains of a number of towers and two gatehouses. Of these, the Burgess Gate to the north is the best preserved.


Opening times

10am–5pm Thursday–Monday

Last Admission 4pm

Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January

The key to access the wall walks is available from Denbigh Castle for pre-booked visits only — telephone 01745 813385 to book your visit.

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


Prices

Category Price
Admission
Free

Facilities

Dogs welcome icon No drones icon No smoking icon

Directions

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).

Around hillslope below the castle.