Corwen means ‘the White Choir’ or ‘the White Church’. The town’s origins date back to the 6th century, when it grew up around a religious community founded by the Breton-Welsh saints Mael and Sulien.
Street map: Corwen (PDF, 2.24MB)
On record in the 11th Century as a small border town, Denbigh (‘Dinbych’ in Welsh meaning ‘Little fortress’) grew to become, through the next 200 years, a royal residence (or ‘Llys’) for Welsh princes and a centre point of Welsh power in North Wales.
Street map: Denbigh (PDF, 3.01MB)
The village of Dyserth lies below the slopes of Moel Hiraddug - designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty since 1985.
Street map: Dyserth (PDF, 1.23MB)
Llangollen occupies a picturesque setting by the River Dee, sheltered to the south by the Berwyn Mountains and to the north by Ruabon Mountain, and overlooked by Castell Dinas Brân.
Street map: Llangollen (PDF, 2.89MB)
Prestatyn is one of only twelve towns in the UK which has the official status of 'Walkers are welcome’. From walking Wales Coast Path to exploring rare wildlife at Gronant Dunes, you’ll be sure to receive a warm welcome.
Street map: Prestatyn (PDF, 4.01MB)
Rhuddlan has a long and distinguished history, stretching back to the
Mesolithic period, circa 7,000 BC. Rhuddlan’s key position beside an ancient crossing of the river Clwyd led to it becoming a flashpoint in Anglo-Welsh relations; whoever held this ford, controlled the easiest invasion route to and from the heartland of North Wales.
Street map: Rhuddlan (PDF, 1.53MB)
Rhyl is a lively, exciting seaside town with with events and attractions that keep the family amused all day and well into the night too.
Street map: Rhyl (PDF, 5MB)
In addition to its attractive architecture and medieval street patterns, Ruthin has a wide range of quality specialist shops, and plenty of places to eat and drink. With Ruthin placed at the foot of the Clwydian Range the visitor is never far from a pretty walk or a magnificent view.
Street map: Ruthin (PDF, 3.01MB)
The city of St Asaph
The City, situated on the banks of two rivers, is dominated by its cathedral, which is held to be the smallest in Great Britain.
Street map: St Asaph (PDF, 2.48MB)