Denbigh Library

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David R
Glasgow, UK446 contributions
Family
The library is also an information centre with free wifi and toilets. Helpful staff and pleasant surrounds.

It is from here that you can pick up a key (refundable deposit required) and a map for the city walls walk. If you are visiting the town then this walk is a "must" do!
Written July 8, 2019
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Trey
Rhyl, UK101 contributions
Couples
Great place, lots to choose from. Staff are extremely helpful and friendly. A one stop shop down stairs too.
Written July 2, 2019
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cofidre37
Denbigh, UK21 contributions
Family
A welcoming place to visit for children and adults.Access to a wide range of books to research or loan. Excellent IT equipment with seating for free individual internet research. Toys ,books and games for young children in a purposed built area on the ground floor. Disabled access too.
Written October 7, 2018
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SWAdventures
Gateshead, UK499 contributions
Moving to Denbigh for a short period it was lovely to have so much on our doorstep. Both PT :-) and I are avid readers and we decided to join Denbigh Library to enjoy their offering.
It's a lovely building, quite imposing on the high street and has a whole host of local activities advertised as you walk through the doors. Unfortunately the one book I have requested couldn't be found, but don't let that stop you visiting this little gem of a place.
SW :-)
Written November 3, 2015
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923Dan
Swindon, UK2,957 contributions
Imposing / impressive stone building on high street in the main square.
Well worth a look if you are passing through the town.
Written August 25, 2021
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DynSaesneg
Llangynhafal, UK78 contributions
Even though we live only five miles from Denbigh, I didn't actually know that the history of the building that now houses Denbigh Library goes right back to the sixteenth century until I read the contribution of the American from Delaware here on 'TripAdvisor', though everyone hereabouts knows that it was formerly the old market hall for the town. From the outside it's quite obvious that it's a historic building, but step towards the entrance and electronic doors open automatically for you and you enter a building which is wholly twenty-first century in its lay-out, furnishings and decor. Somehow it all works well, without incongruity.

It's an excellent and well-appointed small town library, complete with comfy armchairs to browse books and daily papers, space for small groups to meet, and plenty of well-used computer terminals available for use. I see that someone's commented about snooty older staff members, but I've not personally found that to be the case. The library's been 'automated' with a sophisticated electronic contraption which enables us locals to check library books in and out without the need to engage with the library staff at all. Quite easy, therefore, to go in and out without speaking to a soul! Maybe technical innovation does sometimes diminish human interaction.

But when browsing for books I regularly hear the staff answering the phones, and all of them, young and old alike, seem to me to be really nice and friendly with the folk phoning in, and well able to engage with them whether in Welsh or in English, as they prefer. I think the library's a real asset to the town.
Written October 4, 2019
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Ellie M
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Love the library itself, great location, great facilities there. Have been going here on and off for years, but have always found the older members of staff incredibly unfriendly. If you smile at the younger ones and say good morning, they respond. If you do the same with the older members, you get a "why are you bothering me" look. Shame, really.
Written August 15, 2019
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TomSplotte
Denbighshire, UK11 contributions
Friends
This was built in the 16th Century by Elizabeth's close friend,Robert Dudley,Earl of Leicester and Lord of Denbigh. as well as being a library it is a tourist information centre where you can get local information and maps.There are toilets inside and a small exhibition connected with the explorer H M Stanley,who has a statue outside in front of the entrance.
Written May 25, 2019
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jamie w
Dover, DE18 contributions
Couples
We planned our trip to Denbigh to arrive on a weekend to coordinate with their free guided walking tours held on Saturday and Sunday mornings. We stayed across the street from the library at the Guildhall Tavern and Hotel so that we could be in the heart of Denbigh and experience the unique 1740 building!
We met our tour guide (Mr. Wynne) at the library and completely enjoyed his insightful knowledge of the Denbigh history as we walked around the town, town walls (key entry) ending at the Denbigh Castle. The tour is free and run by volunteers. Entry into the Castle is optional (small fee) and we chose to do that as well.
Mr. Wynne spent over three hours with us during our tour. We kept apologizing for taking so much of his time, but he insisted that he enjoyed it as much as we did!
The library was a modern day addition to this quaint, historical town. It was well appointed with many books and reference materials. My only suggestion is that it should be open on Sunday to coincide with the tour dates/times. We learned so much during our tour and would have enjoyed spending the afternoon at the library afterwards.
The town of Denbigh would not be the same without the committment of the volunteers involved in the town council.
We also learned of the 'Denbigh in Bloom' initiative providing community involvement in growing and planting flowers throughout the town and local area. This beautification effort is also run by volunteers!
Lastly, we were lucky enough to be in town for a Tuesday evening while the Denbigh Male Voice Choir held practice. We were allowed to attend/observe. It was bonus treat and truly a unique and enjoyable opportunity to experience their talent!
We enjoyed meeting and talking with so many local citizens during our 5 day stay. Thank you to all!
Although this review sounds more like a 'town review', we felt that the library served as a pulse point for the town and meeting point for our tour, so we felt it was the best place to share our review for furture visitors.
Written October 3, 2018
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Drehort
Mainz, Germany396 contributions
Couples
Yes, a functional library but also a fountain of information and local history. The staff are very friendly and helpful, turning the library into an excellent, if unofficial, tourist information centre.
Written July 11, 2017
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