Bodelwyddan Castle & Park

Near Rhyl LL18 5YA

Bodelwyddan Castle is a Victorian country house museum with acres of parkland, gardens, family-friendly galleries and events throughout the year. We are a regional partner of the National Portrait Gallery with beautifully restored Victorian rooms providing a spectacular setting for enjoying the 19th century displays.

Caer Drewyn Hillfort


Caer Drewyn was built around 2500 years ago. Unlike other hillforts in the area Caer Drewyn doesn't have earthen banks or ditches (ramparts), but a large dry stone wall, the remains of which can still be seen today. The hillfort interior would probably have contained roundhouses constructed of stone and wood, providing shelter and safety for the occupants. It is also believed to be the site where Owain Glyndwr gathered his troops after he proclaimed himself King of Wales in 1400.

Chirk Castle - National Trust

Chirk Castle
Chirk LL14 5AF

Magnificent 14th-century fortress of the Welsh Marches. Completed in 1310, Chirk's rather austere exterior belies the comfortable and elegant state rooms inside, with elaborate plasterwork, superb Adam-style furniture, tapestries and portraits.

Denbigh Castle

Castle Lane
Denbigh LL16 3NB

Denbigh Castle was built as part of Edward I's 13th-century campaigns against the Welsh. Its finest feature is its striking triple-towered great gatehouse.

Erddig - National Trust

Wrexham LL13 0YT

Atmospheric house and estate, vividly evoking its family and servants. Erddig is one of the most fascinating houses in Britain, not least because of the unusually close relationship that existed between the family of the house and their servants.

Llanrwst Almshouses & Museum

1 - 12 Church Street, Ancaster Square
Llanrwst LL26 0BP

The Llanrwst Almshouses were constructed in 1610 by Sir John Wynn of Gwydir to house twelve poor men of the parish. For four hundred years they continued to provide shelter until 1976 when the buildings closed. Collections: The Trust currently holds a collection of over a hundred items relating largely to the rural Conwy Valley - a number of items are associated with the renowned Llanrwst Bards of the late 19th century.

Minera Lead Mines

Wern Road
Minera LL11 3DU

Do you know what kibbles, buddles and jigs are? Find out at Minera Lead Mines Visitor Centre, where you can learn more about the lives of the miners and explore where they worked at the remains of the 19th century lead processing works.

Nantclwyd Y Dre

Castle Street
Ruthin LL15 1DP

Each of the 'seven Ages' of Nantclwyd's history is evoked by recreated and fully-furnished rooms. Visitors start in the 1942 hall, then the 1916 rector's study and 1891 schoolroom, to the splendid panelled and Chinese-wallpapered Georgian bedroom suite.

Plas Newydd, Llangollen

Hill Street
Llangollen LL20 8AW

At the turn of the 18th century Llangollen was well-known for being the home of the Ladies of Llangollen: Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby. The romantic story of their elopement from their families in Ireland, their journey to Wales and their setting up home at Plas Newydd captured the imagination of Regency society.

Rhuddlan Castle

Castle Street
Rhuddlan LL18 5AD

Another of Edwars I's North Wales fortresses not be to missed. Here he straightened the river Clwyd to make sure there was easy access to the sea.

Ruthin Gaol

Clwyd Street
Ruthin LL15 1HP

Ruthin Gaol opened in May 2002. The building was a prison from 1654 to 1916 and you can now see how prisoners lived their daily lives and how the prison worked.

Valle Crucis

Llangollen LL20 8DD

Cistercian monks sought the most wild and remote places to build their abbeys they were often the most beautiful too. Nestling below the stunning Horsehow Pass, Valle Crucis ticks all the boxes.