The medieval market town of Denbigh lies in the heart of North Wales, in the county of Denbighshire. It has a rich history as the home of earls, princes, and revolutionaries, and more listed buildings than any other town in Wales. A stroll from your holiday cottage in Denbigh, Denbigh Castle is the area’s most famous landmark. Dating back to the Middles Ages, its magnificent ruins feature a triple-towered gatehouse and stunning views of the Vale of Clwyd from the ramparts.  You will discover fine architecture in and around the town square, and a variety of pubs, restaurants and cafes. Other landmarks to look out for on self-catering holidays in Denbigh include St Hilary’s Chapel, Leicester’s Chapel, and the town walls. Walks in the unspoiled countryside on the town’s doorstep are highly recommended. There is a footpath to the summit of Penycloddiau, where you will find an ancient hillfort and breathtaking views across the county.  The towering cliffs and pristine beaches of the North Wales coast are a scenic drive from Denbigh. The seaside town of Rhyl is the perfect place to start, with a sandy shore and plenty of seaside amusements.


Abbey Cottage is a spacious Grade II listed 13th-century cottage whose grounds host the rustic ruins of Denbigh Friary. Set in Denbigh in North Wales, the pet-friendly cottage offers access to Snowdonia as well as an acre of grounds, an open fire and a successful blend of modern style and tradition.

Recommended Places to Visit


Rhyl Miniature Railway

Take a ride around Marine Lake on this historic miniature steam railway, on the beautiful coast of North Wales.


Cae Di 50’s Museum

A treasure trove of artefacts from the nineteen-fifties, including furniture, cars, toys, and plenty more.


SeaQuarium Rhyl

Meet seals, turtles and an incredible range of exotic fish at this aquarium, in the seaside town of Rhyl.


Theatr Twim o’r Nant

Enjoy a play or live music at this intimate venue, in the centre of Denbigh.


Manorafon Farm Park

Kids will love Manorafon Farm Park, with play areas, go-karts, sheep races and a variety of friendly farm animals.