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image for Guided Tour item typeOpen Doors at Denbigh Castle

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Guided Tour, Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017, free entry

Guided Tour

Guided Tour

Details

Denbigh Castle is one of the fortresses that formed King Edward I's "ring of castles", four of which (Caernarfon, Conwy, Harlech and Beaumaris) have been named World Heritage sites. Construction of the castle began in 1282 by Henry de Lacy, one of Edward I's chief commanders. It was not the first stronghold to occupy this strategic site: it was built over the stronghold of Dafydd ap Gruffudd, the Welsh leader crushed by Edward in 1282. During the Civil War (1642-1649), the then decaying castle was repaired by Colonel William Salesbury. In 1646 the castle endured a nine month siege. When Denbigh finally surrendered on 26 October 1646, it was only after the King had personally ordered Salesbury to do so.

Although admission to this event is free, it is a ticketed event.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017 11:00 to 16:00
Tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Prices

Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 27 - Mon 28 Aug Bank Holiday Fun
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep Open Doors
Sat 28 Oct Spooky Halloween Trail

Contact

Enquiries

01745 813385

Address

Denbigh,
Denbighshire,
LL16 3NB

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SJ 051658  Lat: 53.18081 Long: -3.42147

A55 Junction 27A - A525 to Denbigh & A543. Left at traffic lights where signed Town Centre and continue through the town; left at roundabout where signed to the Castle.

Accessible by Public Transport: 12 miles from Rhyl station