North Wales Sights


Denbigh Castle

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.

    Contact Information

  • 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
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  • Location: Denbigh
Updated: 06-04-2014

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