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North Wales Sights

Denbigh Castle

  • Castle La. Map It
  • Denbigh
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

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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.

Sight Information


Castle La., Denbigh, LL16 3NB, Wales

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Sight Details:

  • £3.90; free when unstaffed during winter
  • 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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