- Ruthin – a traditional market town that has retained its character. Clustered around the medieval St Peter’s Square, are loads of independent shops with all the usual services. Visit the new, internationally acclaimed Craft Centre, the Gaol and Nant Clwyd y Dre, the oldest half timbered house in Wales.
- Mold – famed for its Gold Cape (there’s a replica in the Museum) and Theatr Clwyd. There is a great market on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the centre of town.
- Denbigh – dating back to the 11th Century the old county town of Denbighshire is known for its castle and walls, with a good range of shops and facilities
- St Asaph – see the smallest ancient cathedral in Britain – hear the legend of Bishop Asaph, the salmon and the ring – now the newest city in Wales.
- Golden sands, sea breezes and all the fun of the prom at Prestatyn and Rhyl – within walking distance of an excellent range of shops and stores
- The fascinating coastal landscape and wildlife of the dunes at Gronant
- Llangollen and the Dee Valley – spectacular landscapes, including the Medieval abbey of Valle Crucis and castle of Dinas Bran, steam trains, horse drawn barges, international eisteddfod and Pontcysyllte aqueduct world heritage site
Within easy reach:
- Venture into the rugged mountains of Snowdonia or the wild land of Berwyn
- Discover the two other Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Wales, Anglesey and Lleyn
- Explore the magnificent Roman city of Chester
- Cross the Mersey to the great city of Liverpool, World Heritage Site home of the Liver Birds and the Beatles
Further information about the area – www.northwalesborderlands.co.uk