You won’t find yourself too short of ideas about what to do in Denbighshire. We might be truly unspoiled but we pack a lot in. Bustling market towns surrounded by one of the most beautiful protected landscapes in Wales. A spectacular coastline. World-famous heritage attractions and a buzzing arts scene. Delicious food and drink.
So much going on, in fact, that it’s hard to know where to start. Which is where this set of five Denbighshire journeys comes in. Whatever your mood or personal passion, we’ll show you how to make a day of it. Plan your journey with the map inside.
Whitewater capital of Wales in the iconic Dee Valley is part of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage Site.
Moel Famau Country Park
The tallest peak in the Clwydian Range, topped by its Jubilee Tower, rises above spectacular heather moorland.
Loggerheads Country Park
Much-loved countryside centre surrounded by soaring limestone cliffs and atmospheric riverside trails.
Rhyl’s incredible multi-million pound water park and high-energy indoor play arena attracting 350,000 visitors a year.
Explore the rest of Rhyl: a 700-year-old harbour, unique marine lake with miniature railway and popular 1,000-seat theatre.
The Wales Coast Path meets Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail at the seafront Nova Centre with unspoilt Gronant dunes to the east.
Take a horse-drawn boat, ride a steam train, visit the Ladies of Llangollen.
Victorian “House of Correction” is creepy and atmospheric.
Towering fortress with half a mile of town walls and incredible views.
See the castle that King Edward I moved a river for.
Scala cinema, Prestatyn
All the latest blockbusters plus live opera and theatre screenings.
Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl
Newly renovated, buzzing venue for drama, comedy and concerts.
Ruthin Craft Centre
Wales’s leading centre for the applied arts – with a brilliant café.
Y Capel, Llangollen
Superb contemporary arts gallery inside a Tourist Information Centre.
Food and drink
Ambitious theatre restaurant has arguably the best sea views in Rhyl.
Clwydian Range Food & Drink
Caffi Florence at Loggerheads Country Park is a great place to start.
Organic estate with its own farm shop, restaurant and roadside takeaway.
Llangollen and Dee Valley Food and Drink
Llangollen is at the heart of this local food initiative – look out for the logo.