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image for Guided Tour item typeOpen Doors at Denbigh Castle (Cadw)

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Guided Tour, Sat 29 - Sun 30 Sep 2018, 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.

Tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 29 - Sun 30 Sep 2018 11:00 to 16:00
Tours at 11:00, 13:00 & 15:00.

Prices

Free entry

Events at this Venue

Address

Denbigh,
Denbighshire,
LL16 3NB

Location

Directions

Plan route to Denbigh Castle (Cadw) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

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