Welcome to Denbigh
Set on a hill surrounded by farmland, Denbigh is one of several historic market towns scattered around the fertile Vale of Clywd. Although there was a Welsh settlement here before the invasion ('Dinbych' means 'Little Fortress' in Welsh), Denbigh came into its own as a 'planted borough', a small English colony founded to support the garrison stationed at the castle built by Edward I between 1282 and 1311. Half a mile of surviving town walls sit with the castle above the current town centre, relocated after the original site was burnt in the Wars of the Roses.
A steep walk up from the High St leads to the medieval Burgess Gate; once inside the remnants of the old walls, the road continues past St Hilary's Chapel and on to Denbigh Castle.