Denbigh Castle Review
Begun in 1282 as another of Edward I's fortresses, Denbigh Castle is known as "the hollow crown" because it is not much more than a shell, albeit an impressive one. Set on high ground above the town, it dominates the horizon with its three-towered gate house. H.M. Stanley (1841–1904), the intrepid 19th-century journalist and explorer who famously located Dr. Livingstone in Africa, was born in a cottage below the castle.
- Address: Castle Ln., Denbigh, LL16 3NB | Map It
- Phone: 01745/813385
- Cost: £3.80; free when unstaffed during winter
- Hours: Apr.–Oct., daily 10–5; Nov.–Mar., Mon.–Thurs. 10–4 (unstaffed), Fri. and Sat. 10–4, Sun. 11-4; last admission 30 min before closing
- Website: www.cadw.wales.gov.uk
- Location: Denbigh