This market town is located in the north east of Wales in the county of Denbighshire. The town is located in a fine spot near to the excellent walking country of the Clwydian Hills.
This circular walk around Denbigh explores the town centre, the historic castle and the town walls. The Welsh name of the town translates to "Little Fortress"; a reference to the castle. The structure was built to control the lordship of Denbigh after the conquest of Wales by King Edward I in 1282. The site includes a drawbridge into a triple-towered gatehouse and portcullis. It connects to the town walls, which remain largely intact and stretch for around 1,100 metres (3,600 ft) around the old town. From the elevated position of the castle there are fine views of the surrounding countryside and the Denbigh Moors.
PostcodeLL16 3NB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Denbigh Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Walks near Denbigh
- Clwydian Way - Explore the Clwydian Range of mountains on this circular walk through north east Wales
- Offa's Dyke Path - This incredible 177 mile trail starts on the River Severn Estuary in Gloucestershire in England before taking you over the border into Wales and on through some truly splendid mountainous scenery
- Moel Arthur - This short climb follows the Offa's Dyke Path from the Clywd Forest to Moel Arthur in the Clwydian Range AONB
- Moel Famau Country Park - Climb to the top of Moel Famau mountain on this circular walk through the stunning Moel Famau Country Park
- St Asaph - Enjoy a nice waterside walk along the River Elwy on this walk in the historic North Wales city of St Asaph
- Llyn Brenig - A long circular walk around the beautiful Llyn Brenig, in the heart of the Denbigh Moors
- Brenig Way - Follow the Brenig Way way from Corwen, in the Dee Valley, to the beautiful Llyn Brenig, in the heart of the Denbigh Moors
- Alwen Trail - This is a circular cycling and walking trail around the delightful Alwen Reservoir in Conwy, North Wales
- Penycloddiau - This circular walk climbs to the ancient hill fort at Penycloddiau in the Clwydian Range.
- Moel Y Parc - This walk takes you up to the transmitting station on Moel Y Parc in the Clwydian mountain range.
Hope and Anchor is a good choice for some post walk refreshments. The historic pub dates back to the 16th century and serves good home cooked food. You can find them on 94 Vale Street with a postcode of LL16 3BW for your sat navs.
Dogs on leads are welcome around the castle grounds.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The Clwydian Way runs through the town so you could pick this up to continue your walking. If you follow it north it will take you to St Asaph where you can enjoy a walk along the River Elwy. You could also follow it north east and explore some of the nearby hills including Moel Arthur and Moel Famau.
To the east there's the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail and the climbs to Moel Arthur, Moel Famau and the Penycloddiau Hill fort.