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Denbighshire

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Denbighshire is a county in north-east Wales, named after the historic county of Denbighshire, but with substantially different borders. Denbighshire is the longest known inhabited part of Wales. Pontnewydd Palaeolithic site has Neanderthal remains from 225,000 years ago.

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MARCH - MAY High 12.97°c Low 5.01°c Precipitation 0.05mm/hr
JUNE - AUGUST High 18.91°c Low 12.02°c Precipitation 0.05mm/hr
SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER High 14.11°c Low 8.31°c Precipitation 0.07mm/hr
DECEMBER - FEBRUARY High 7.89°c Low 2.41°c Precipitation 0.08mm/hr

THINGS TO DO IN Denbighshire

Believed by some to be the oldest inhabited part of Wales, the county of Denbighshire has many fantastic sites, from the stunning views watched over by the medieval remains of Castell Dinas Bran to the seaside resort of Prestatyn just north of Offa’s Dyke. Its expanses of hilly moorland are peppered by busy market towns, incredible feats of architecture and ancient historical sites. Denbighshire is also host to a variety of sports including rock climbing, kayaking and white-water rafting.

Rhyl

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The seaside town of Rhy sits on the eastern side of the river Clwyd, between the towns of Abergele and Prestatyn. The A55 expressway passes close to the town, giving easy access to the Snowdonia National Park, the Isle of Anglesey to the west, and the historic city of Chester to the east. The Sun Centre is a huge success with all the family. Children will love the Lagoon Pool, with its tropical weather including thunder and lightning, the Monorail with a bird's eye view of all the pools, the legendary Dragon Slide, and the almighty Surf Pool, There are also plenty of smaller slides for the younger ones.

Prestatyn

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Prestatyn is nestled between magnificent sandy beaches and a spectacular hillside, where mountain air meets salty sea breezes. Prestatyn beach is the location of the start of the Offa's Dyke Footpath. The dyke was built in the eighth century AD, forming a barrier against the Welsh from the severn estuary in the south to the Irish sea in the north. It is now a popular long distance walk spanning some 177 miles from Prestatyn to Chepstow, exiting Prestatyn via the Clwydian Mountain Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Towyn

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Towyn is a cheerful seaside resort in the County Borough of Conwy, North Wales. It is bordered by St George to the south, Rhyl to the east, Abergele to the west and the Irish Sea to the north. Nearby towns and villages include Rhuddlan, St Asaph, Colwyn Bay, Bodelwyddan, Dyserth and Prestatyn. Towyn is also close to the A55 expressway, which runs through North Wales. The Tir Prince complex offers many exciting amusements for both holiday home owners and visitors, with a raceway, restaurant and funfair.

LOCAL CUISINE

Cawl is recognised as a national dish of Wales. In modern Welsh language, the word is used to refer to any soup or broth. In English language, it is used to refer to a traditional Welsh soup, usually referred to as cawl Cymreig in Welsh. Cawl is a Welsh stew that's wonderfully comforting and best made the day before serving.

GETTING HERE

There are no motorways in Denbighshire. The A55 dual carriageway passes from Chester through St Asaph to the North Wales coast at Abergele, after which it runs parallel to the railway through Conwy and Bangor to Holyhead. The A548 passes from Chester to Abergele through Deeside and along the coast, before leaving the coast and terminating at Llanrwst. The main road from London is the A5 which passes north-westwards through Llangollen, Corwen and Betws-y-Coed to join the A55 and terminate at Bangor.