Denbigh (which means “little fortress” in Welsh) is a market town in Denbighshire, with a population of around 10,000. Denbigh lies at the heart of North Wales, overlooking the stunning Vale of Clwyd, one of only four Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in Wales. It is also in close proximity to Snowdonia National Park. It is where nature and history come together in a fascinating environment, it’s surprising and engrossing, quirky and hospitable. The Denbigh character is described as strong, lively, independent of spirit, but also open, friendly and welcoming – something that Myddelton College inspire to create within our college community.
With its secret gardens and more listed buildings than any other town in Wales, Denbigh looks different from everywhere else – it has largely escaped the generic chain style shopping experience which dominates much of the UK of today – the independent shops, cafés & restaurants, busy old town square and museums are truly unique. However, the town still benefits from amenities such as a leisure centre, library & supermarkets. There is always something going on in Denbigh from music & arts festivals to markets and even an annual Boxing Day barrel-rolling competition in the town square.
But there’s not just Denbigh, we aim to make the most of our surrounding areas that offer many opportunities for students to enjoy outdoor pursuits such as; hiking, watersports, mountain climbing, quad biking, fishing & much more within the stunning areas of Colywn Bay, Snowdonia & Llangollen. And not just outdoor pursuits, there are also plenty of opportunities for shopping, entertainment and other leisure activities in the nearby towns of Rhyl, Llandundno & Chester, and the city of Liverpool
RHYL & PRESTATYN – brand new 3D digital Vue cinema, the SeaQuarium Centre, shopping centre & high street, sandy beaches, arcades & promenade, BMX & cycling tracks, 10-pin bowling and the Marine Lake Watersports Centre
LLANDUDNO & CONWY – the Welsh Mountain Zoo, the Ski & Snowboard Centre, Great Orme Country Park, Tree Top Adventure Centre, several beaches, a 19th century pier, shops & restaurants
CHESTER – the incredible world-famous Chester Zoo, Chester Cathedral, lots of museums & tours, river boat trips, a wide range of shopping centres & places to eat, paintballing & laser tag, go-karting and ice skating
LIVERPOOL – previously named as the European City of Culture with the largest collection of museums & galleries anywhere outside of London, two Premier League football clubs, and tons of sights, shopping & entertainment