In Welsh Denbych literally means Little Fortress, through the centuries this small border town has been a focal point of fierce contention having been a garrison during the civil war and a royal residency for Welsh princes. Although today they are in ruins, the castle and defence walls are still an impressive sight. Upon request from the library visitors may have access to the gate key and walk the town walls, other fascinating points of interest include St Hilary’s Chapel, Burgess Gate and the Denbigh Friary. Also just below the castle is Leicester’s Folly, a large row of arches which mark the unfinished site of an Elizabethan cathedral.
The town museum, Cae Dai 50s museum and the Wireless in Wales museum are all worth a visit, for a day out on the course there is a local golf club available for visitors to use with stunning views out across to the Clwydian Hills. The visitor centre at Llyn Brenig reservoir has plenty of outdoor activities to choose from and walking & mountain biking trails through the forestry. The rugged Denbigh moors are another hot spot for walking and wildlife enthusiasts.
North Wales showcases some of the UK's most varied landscape, from the snow-capped mountains of Snowdonia to the beaches of the Llyn Peninsula. Indeed, it is one of the only parts of Britain where you can be in the mountains in the morning and at the seaside by the afternoon. The diverse animal life of the region reflects this, with everything from otters to ospreys and seals to dolphins.
Not many places are imbued with such history and heritage, which is reflected throughout the region from cottages to castles! Attractions abound, with zoos and farms, steam railways and activity centres. There are regular events from international cultural festivals and shows to family fun days.
The area also offers a huge range of outdoor activities; walking, cycling, fishing, golf and water-sports to name only a few. In many parts of North Wales the spoken language is Welsh, not English, although people who cannot or will not speak the latter are rare, and signposts and other notices always display their message in both languages.