Explore Surrounding Denbigh

If you are visiting Denbigh, why not explore some of these villages nearby for activities and attractions, history, landscapes and a friendly welcome.

Bodfari

Once renowned for its holy well, Bodfari winds up the hill from the valley of the River Chwiler.  In the heart off the AONB, with access nearby to Offa’s Dyke National Trail and the Clwydian Range.

Henllan

A pleasant village, distinctive for the detached, fortress-like tower of its church, on a rocky outcrop above the churchyard. Here too is the thatched Llindir Inn, allegedly haunted by the ghost of a murdered landlady.

Llandyrnog

Sited near the hillforts of Moel Arthur and Penycloddiau, with plenty of walks in nearby Llangwyfan forest. In the village the ‘double-naved’ church displays the only surviving mediaeval ‘Seven Sacraments’ window in Wales, also thronged with figures of local Welsh saints. Distinctively restored by the quirky Victorian architect Nesfield, the church is bedecked with his trademark flowered roundels or ‘sunflower pies’.

Llangwyfan

A tiny, box-pewed Georgian church by a lane climbing the Clwydian Range. Outside are the village stocks, and the tombstone of a parishioner whose life spanned three centuries. There are walks in nearby Llangwyfan Forest, linking to Offa’s Dyke National Trail.

Llanrhaedr

One of Denbighshire’s most attractive small villages, just off the Denbigh-Ruthin road. There is a pottery, some fine almshouses, and the outstanding ‘church of the waterfall’, from which a streamside path leads to St. Dyfnog’s holy well. Particularly welcoming visitors, the double-naved church displays elaborately carved roofs, the monument of bewigged Maurice Jones, a gilded pelican, and above all the huge, glowing stained glass ‘Jesse window’ of 1533. Hailed as the finest in Wales, according to tradition it was financed by pilgrims to the holy well.