Visit/ Enjoy Medieval Denbigshire

These web pages hope to tempt the visitor to explore Denbighshire by highlighting some of the listed medieval sites and buildings which survive throughout the County. All the places mentioned have their origins prior to 1600 but what you see today is the result of several centuries of use.

These sites are linked via a car trail. To view please open the route map. Time spent in Denbighshire will reward you with a flavour of its fascinating history. Although much of interest is included, this website does not claim to cover all there is to see and do in the region.  Local bookshops, libraries and Tourist Information Centres have more detailed information.


There are way-marked scenic routes for cycling in the county and a leaflet is available from the Tourist Information Centres.


There are leaflets detailing way-marked routes, including both local as well as longer distance walks such as Offa’s Dyke Path, available from the Tourist Information Centres.

Countryside Code

Whichever way you choose to enjoy Medieval Denbighshire please remember the Countryside Code.

Also remember that churches are places of worship, meditation and quiet, and much valued by their communities: please respect this heritage and note that, as churches do not charge an entry fee, all donations towards upkeep are most welcome.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy within this publication, the publishers can accept no liability whatsoever for any errors, inaccuracies or omissions for any matter in any way connected with or arising out of this publication.

You are advised to check opening times before setting out on your journey.


Published by Denbighshire County Council, Tourism Unit

The original Enjoy Medieval Denbighshire heritage trail was an Article 10 European project. The improved and updated Enjoy Medieval Denbighshire literature and this website were made possible using Objective One European funds.

Main text researched and written by Dr Charles Kightly. Edited by Dr Carolyn Brindle.

The Council gratefully acknowledges the help of CADW: Welsh Historic Monuments and the residents and businesses of Denbighshire.

 Enjoy Medieval Denbighshire

15th century wall painting of St.Christopher, Llanynys

15th century wall painting of St. Christopher, Llanynys