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Find history and adventure when staying in a Denbighshire, Wales rental home or holiday cottage

Denbighshire, located in North Wales, lies in a beautiful, pristine location inland from the Irish Sea. Denbighshire’s tranquil atmosphere hides the secrets of a turbulent past with centuries old architecture dating back to the late 1200’s. This beautiful community has a charming appeal with rolling green hills, historic ruins, and the restful surroundings of a place unchanged by time.

Places to holiday in Denbighshire, Wales

Denbighshire boasts an almost storybook appearance which you cannot fail to love when taking holiday in Denbighshire, especially from a horse drawn canal trip along the Lagoon Canal. White water rafting, canoeing, or a leisurely stroll in the beautiful, natural surroundings are all reasons people frequently take holiday in one of the many Denbighshire self catering holiday rental. Denbighshire offers many beautiful beachside locations along the Prestatyn coastline.

This outdoor area is surrounded by beautiful churches which are hundreds of years old, castle ruins and stunning ancient architecture. These are all are visible reminders of the area's rich past which surround all self catering Denbighshire cottages.

Denbighshire offers shoppers anything from designer childrens' clothing, gems and craft centres to great bakeries and restaurants within walking distance of most accommodations. Great coffee shops and pubs are also abundant. If you tire of the sites, a trip to Palace Fun Centre has everything from a nice playground to bowling alleys.

Things to do in Denbighshire, Wales

Simply walk around amongst the many beautiful buildings on High Street is a joy in itself, and you can wander across the bridge over Afon Ystrad River or take an adventure on a powerturn buggy, hovercraft, quad bike, mountain bike or go windsurfing from a Denbighshire cottage too, making it the perfect answer for a family break. Denbigh Library and Museum is a great location to better understand the community’s cultural heritage upon your arrival. Take in the community’s unique statuary like a medieval statue of St. George as well as historical locations like ruins of Leicester’s church.

Denbighshire allows visitors many opportunities to witness it's history through places like the eight hundred year old St Asaph Cathedral as well as Denbigh Castle. Denbigh Castle's last occupants left in the mid 1500’s, but the castle's history dates back a lot further. Ruins of the castle sit on top of a hill overlooking the valley below. Most obvious historically, in Denbighshire, is Burgess Gate which is part of the original wall which served to protect the small community in times gone by. Many visitors take a cottage or self catering property in Denbighshire for quick and easy access to Denbighshire’s sites.

For those who seek a bit more excitement when journeying to Denbighshire, take a bizarre tour of the Denbigh Asylum, in operation from the 1800’s through the late 1980’s with its great architecture. Several museums highlight the areas rich heritage. Sir Henry James museum takes visitors back to the life of Denbighshire’s people in the 1800’s. Llangollen Motor Museum has a small but impressive collection of vintage cars.

Weather in Denbighshire

Wales has a wetter climate than most of England, but the upside of that is the beautiful green forests and valleys the country is graced with. Denbighshire does receive a fair bit of rain in autumn and winter, however spring and summer are lovely, sunny, and warm. The hills of the area invite for hiking, biking and horseback riding during the long temperate days. As Denbighshire is located on the North Wales coast and inland going south, the winter weather can be a bit wet, but is also very mild.

Flights to Denbighshire, Wales Manchester Airport (MAN) serves Denbighshire and is located less than an hour.


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                                                                                                    Great place to bring family together, at one time over 20 of us, ranging from 7week old granddaughter, to 80 year old Mum!! We were celebrating my Mums 80th & Sisters 50th. Lots of space to spread out and enjoy. The pool table had a lot of use! Many thanks to Steve for his helpful information, allowing us to enjoy planning who should sleep where!
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                                                                                                    Very nice...comfortable, well equipped; friendly and helpful owners. The cottage location is easy to find.. good instructions. (approx. 3 miles from Llangollen centre towards Corwen). The location is fantastic with lovely views across the Dee Valley.
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                                                                                                    Beautiful property with lovely owners

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                                                                                                    The property is clearly well maintained and the attention and quality of the entire cottage is apparent throughout. It's both beautiful as well as having all the amenities one would need for a break in the country. Both Robin and Jan were more than welcoming and gave us the necessary introduction to the cottage. I especially like the wet room shower which is something I've never experienced before. Would highly recommend and will stay again if I am ever in the area. Thank you
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