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Dolbelydr Cadw Open Days

Dolbelydr Dolbelydr Denbigh LL16 5AG
Date and Time
8 - 11 September
10:00am - 4:00pm

Dolbelydr, a fine example of a 16th-century gentry house, has good claim to be the birthplace of modern Welsh - it was here that Henry Salesbury wrote his Grammatica Britannica, the first Welsh grammar.

These free open days will be an opportunity to see inside this important local landmark and learn more about its history and restoration. Feel free to bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds. We are opening this building in association with Cadw Open Doors.

Free Admission and leaflets on the building's history available.

Dolbelydr can be a little tricky to find - please follow these directions and look out for open day signage:

Just after entering the outskirts of St Asaph, turn left at the mini roundabout (by the Cathedral) and continue on the A525 to Trefnant. At the traffic lights in Trefnant village turn right on to the B5428 signposted Henllan.

(If travelling from Denbigh on the A525 turn left at the traffic lights in Trefnant village on to the B5428)

Follow the B5428 road over a small crossroads and continue for about another half mile. On the left is a gateway and a small lodge and immediately after, on the right, is the entrance to Bryn Wgan Farm (a BRYN WGAN sign is attached to the right gate pillar of the entrance).

Turn right down this private lane and follow it until just before you reach the farmyard. The access track to Dolbelydr is through the gate on your right opposite a large oak tree.

Please note, parking is limited on site.

There are some narrow and steep stairs on site, with a long gated access track to get to the property. We do all we can to enable access wherever possible; for further information or if you have any access concerns that you’d like to discuss before visiting, please contact our Booking Enquiries team on 01628 825925 or booking@landmarktrust.org.uk. The Booking Office is open Mon to Fri - 9am to 5pm.

As a charity, the Landmark Trust relies on donations to support our work. We couldn’t have rescued over 200 Landmarks without the support of people like you.

Your support saves historic buildings in danger of being lost forever and makes them available for all to experience and enjoy.

Your donation could help train the craftspeople needed to restore buildings like this, or it could offer opportunities to young people to experience history firsthand, through our open days and free stays for study groups.

We would be delighted if you felt able to add a gift to your booking today. We can’t wait to stay in touch and show you the difference your support has made. Thank you!

Event organiser is The Landmark Trust.

Disclaimer: All information was correct when the listing was prepared. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser.