Denbigh Travel Guide

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  • Denbigh Castle's ghosts

    He had sat in the same place as I had and felt the same things as I had, and we hadn't even discussed it previous to that. Later when most of the group had gone off to sleep, four of us stayed up and walked around the whole of the castle picking up various phenomena along the way. I found that on the left side of the building, I always felt...

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  • The Town walls

    The Town Walls, dating from the late 13th Century, are integrated with those of the castle and are a fine well-preserved example of medieval building. They provide a splendid walk over a kilometre long, with a particularly fine stretch including the Countess Tower and the Goblin Tower. Access is via keys obtainable on deposit from the Library, or...

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  • Leicesters Church

    In the 16th century Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, held the Castle and Lordship between 1563 until he died in 1588. During this time he began the building of Leicester's Church, at the top of Bull Lane. It is thought that he anticipated that the bishopric would be transferred from St Asaph to Denbigh but this never happened.

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  • St Hilarys Chapel

    St Hilary's Chapel was completed 1305. The main parish church for Denbigh however remained St Marcella's at nearby Whitchurch. All but the tower of St Hilary's chapel was demolished in the 1920s; the lone tower can be seen on the green in front of the Castle.

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  • Visit the Castle

    Denbigh Castle is one of the largest and strongest medieval Castles of the Welsh-English borderlands. Built on the top of a high limestone outcrop it commands a fine vantage point over the town of Denbigh and beyond. The Castle was started by Edward I's campaign commander - Henry De Lacy in 1282. The Castle has some great features which can be seen...

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  • St Hilary's Chapel

    The tower is all that remains of St Hilary's Chapel once a chapel of ease and built in the walled upper town of Denbigh around 1300, it was referred to as 'the chapel within the walls' in 1334. The chapel would probably have been replaced by the Earl of Leicester's great new church if it been completed. After the construction of St Mary's in 1874...

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  • Leicester's Church

    The Remains of Leicester's Church are of the only large new church that was built in the reign of Elizabeth I. It was Begun by Robert Dudley the Earl of Leicester in 1578 and is thought that it was ment to be a replacement for the Cathedral at St Asaph and part of Robert Dudleys wish to make Denbigh the Capital of North Wales. Work was suspended in...

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  • Town Walls

    Denbigh was a walled town and some very solid lengths of Denbigh's medieval town walls have lasted through the centuries with parts still connected to the castle the walls head out towards the Town.The Walls were built from 1282 along the same time as the castle forming a single architectural and defensive unit.

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  • Denbigh Castle

    The present Castle was started by Henry de Lacy in 1282 with the support of King Edward I but it was not the first castle on this site as the Welsh actually had a fortification on the rocky hill from the start of the 13th century and the site was probably still occupied by the Princes of Gwynedd when King Edward stormed Wales in 1282. Sadly nothing...

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  • Denbigh Castle's ghost encounters

    Stephen, Castle hill,DenbighIf the people who were at the Castle, ghost hunting, on Halloween this year are reading.That wasnt a white warewolf that scared the life out of you...it was my fluffy german shepherd looking at you through the gap in the wall! I walk around the Castle and through the woods and down goblin lane at all times of the night...

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  • Denbigh Castle's ghost encounters

    Jason from BarryHaving spent what felt like every waking hour in the castle during my childhood, the result of which is I could probably draw a perfect plan from memory (this would include the tunnels that out of towners would be completely unaware as well as a couple of caves!). I can honestly say I have never encountered anything supernatural or...

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  • Denbigh Castle's ghost encounters

    Erin Cawthray, DenbighI was at my friend's house who lives in post office lane by Denbigh castle, she was hiding from me in her mum's room. I turned around and all went cold a grey blur and the sound of clothes shuffling rushed past me into the bathroom. I went in hoping to find somthing but to my suprise nothing was there. My friend walked out of...

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  • Denbigh Castle's ghost encounters

    Ms Jones (Denbigh)I was up at Denbigh Castle one night with 3 of my friends at around 12pm, we played dares in the dark and I got dared to go and stand by the well on my own for 5 minutes, they ran off to the other side of the castle, so they could see me. I stood there and stood there, 2 minutes in I heard screaming coming from the other side of...

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  • Denbigh Castle's ghost encounters

    Comments from locals and visitors after watching the BBC Wales FILMAre the Welsh more supersticious or could a tourist walking about thecastle grounds at night experiance an encounter...Well it's well ofthe beaten track.EYE WITNESS ACCOUNTSThomas, DenbighMe and my friends often hang around the castle and woods and we once heard a moaning comning...

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  • Denbigh Castle's ghosts

    During the first 45 minute session I was in the Goblin Tower with my team of four members, the other two teams of five being located around various parts of the castle. I sat myself on a window ledge in the tower looking down into the darkness with a torch to help me see.After about 10 minutes, I began to feel very nervous as if something was...

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  • Denbigh Castle's ghosts

    fParanormal investigator Mike McManus recounts a vigil at the haunted ruins. Plus, contributors share their encounters - and watch a film online about the castle's spooky residents... The results of the vigil were very good and sightings of dark featureless figures were seen by a number of members of our group, Supernatural Encounters Association....

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  • Denbigh Castle Opening hours and events...

    Opening Hours 2006 / 2007Last admission half an hour before closing.Summer:- 1st April to 30th September 9.30 to 17.30Winter:- Access to the grounds at all reasonable times.Events 200615th & 16th May - Anvil Productions - Macbeth.7.30pm - Tickets £10.0028th & 29th May - Company of the Bow - Archery displays and living history of C15th10th & 11th...

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  • Denbigh Castle

    Admission InformationAdmission Charge:- Adults £2.50, Reduced rate £2.00.Family Ticket:- £7.00 - admits 2 adults and up to 3 children under 16 years.Three or seven day explorer passes are available to give you free admission to the historic sites in the care of Cadw.

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Denbigh Local Customs

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    by budapest8 Written Mar 8, 2007

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    Records of Denbigh date back to the 11th Century where it was described as a small border town. Denbigh (or 'Denbych' in Welsh meaning 'Little fortress') grew steadily throughout the next 200 years to become a royal residence for Welsh Princes and a focal point of Welsh power in North Wales.

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Denbigh Off The Beaten Path

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    by budapest8 Written Sep 29, 2006

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    Hope I spelt it write...My Welsh spelling is
    not the hottest. Well my dad lives here and it's
    a great little village with a few things to see like the
    old church.

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