Denbigh Town Walls
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: One of the most complete medieval town walls in Britain
Large sections of the walls are ruinous or non-existant, but quite a bit still remains intact. One of the surviving pieces is St Hilary's Chapel, a tower used as a chapel for both the castle and the town. Just behind the chapel stand the ruins of Denbigh Friary, a 13th century Carmelite monastery.
The wall is built from uncoursed limestone rubble with sandstone quoins. Thete are several major towers remaining in the walls, including the Goblin Tower, which suffered major damage in the Civil War. This tower still stands to 15 metres in height.
Interestingly, though the walls were built to enclose the town, Denbigh's market was moved outside the walls in 1334, leaving the walls to function as an outer bailey to the castle, while the town developed outside the walls.
About Denbigh Town Walls
Address: Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Location: The easiest place to view the walls is below the castle, off Bull Lane and Castle Hill. Keys to access the wall walks are available at the castle and library.
Website: Denbigh Town Walls
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Denbigh Castle - 0.1 miles (Castle)
Denbigh, Leicester's Church - 0.1 miles (Historic Church)
Denbigh, St Hilary's Chapel - 0.2 miles (Historic Building)
Denbigh Friary - 0.7 miles (Abbey)
Gwaenynog Hall - 1 miles (Garden)
Denbigh, St Marcella Church - 1.3 miles (Historic Church)
Llanrhaeadr, St Dyfnog's Church and Holy Well - 2.2 miles (Historic Church)
Brynbella Garden - 4.6 miles (Garden)
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