Located in the north of Wales, Denbighshire is the oldest inhabited part of the country. The Paleolithic site at Pontnewydd has remains from the Neanderthal Age, 225,000 years ago! The county is easily accessible and compact, making it an ideal place from which to begin your exploration of Wales. You can visit the main towns of Llangollen, Corwen, Denbigh and Rhyl, or extend your excursions across the borders into the neighboring counties.
Almost 10kms of golden sands stretch between Rhyl and Prestatyn, and hotels here at a premium for beach lovers. Children can idle away their days building sandcastles and taking donkey rides, whilst their parents relax in the sunshine. Rhyl also offers a Sea Life Center and a Children’s Village with carousel rides, as well as boating pools, miniature golf and a host of bars, restaurants, cafés and hotels. Just 5kms away, Ruddlan Castle is well worth a visit, as is Bodelwyddan Castle and The Marble Church at Bodelwyddan, approximately 10kms distant. Twenty kilometers along the road, Denbigh also has its own castle, dating back to the 13th century, as well as the beautiful St Asaph Cathedral. Llangollen too has its historical sites, but is also a haven for shoppers looking for interesting and unusual gifts. The town offers many splendid riverside walks, particularly past the old mill sluice gates and the remains of the weir.