Denbighshire is one of the most popular areas to visit in Wales, and a great way to see it is by staying in a cosy and warm holiday cottage. The north coast has sandy beaches, and along the east perimeter, you will find a long stretch of stunning countryside, designated as an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. For lovers of history, there are castles and ancient monuments all around, such as Bodelwyddan Castle (fit with a museum!). Visit the Bontnewydd Palaeolithic site, which was home to some of the earliest records of the UK’s Neanderthals. To make the most of Denbighshire’s landscape, go to The Horseshoe Pass mountain; the mesmerizing Horseshoe falls can be found near the historic Llantysilio Hall. There’s also the Victorian resorts of Prestatyn or Rhyl; Rhyl being a particularly good choice if you’re with the kids, because that is where the Rhyl Sun Centre is, with lagoon pools and slides.
For a quieter day out, the Welsh Crafts Centre can be for in Ruthin, including its wonderful café, perfect for a leisurely coffee. While in town, explore the Ruthin Gaol, and afterwards, stop for a meal at the Myddelton Grill on the Square. Journey to Llangollen and spend a day lazing in the sun as you float along on a canal boat. Llangollen is also the proud home of the International Music Eisteddfod, always drawing in singers and dancers from all over the world. For any car-lovers, a couple hours at the Llangollen Motor Museum is sure to be a treat – especially if coupled with a cool pint at the Corn Mill, overlooking the water. Other pleasures awaiting the visitors of Denbighshire include picnics in the Loggerheads County Park, donkey rides on the beaches, steam train rides on the Llangollen Railway, and a wide range of thrilling water sports along the North Wales coast.