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No public access

The best view of this ruin is from the town walls. There is not much to see. Not worth a visit in... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2017
Mainz, Germany
Provides an important part of the whole circuit of ruins.

As previous reviewers have mentioned, this is not your typical church ruin and there is no public... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2017
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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22 Bull Lane 22 Bull Lane | Denbigh, Clwyd, Wales, Denbigh LL16 3NF, Wales
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

This was listed in the tourist books so we thought we stop by. Imagine our surprise when we found the gates locked. Unfortunately there is no schedule or signs listing operating hours nor a phone number to call someone to ask. The walls on the...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2017

It's called Leicester's church because it was once owned by Robert Dudley, one time Earl of Leicester and favourite of Elizabeth I. It's not really a ruin, it was never finished, for Dudley died in 1588, and the building was never completed. Be aware, it...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

The best view of this ruin is from the town walls. There is not much to see. Not worth a visit in its own right.

Thank Drehort
Reviewed April 28, 2017

As previous reviewers have mentioned, this is not your typical church ruin and there is no public access. The structure is however visible from various parts of the town and, when viewed from the castle, helps give a more complete picture of the shape and...More

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

Not much to see if going on just for the church, can only see the arches nothing more. I went to see as I am from Leicester so was of interest. Was seen as part of a town walk.

Thank KShep86
Reviewed March 22, 2017

Began building by Robert Dudley in 1578 who was Earl of Leicester & Baron of Denbigh. It was the first great protestant church built in Britain after the reformation & the only large Church-building project in Elizabethan England or Wales. Its first vicar was William...More

Thank sportybirmingham
Reviewed March 12, 2017

We are pretty sure that these ruins or what can be seen of them, are the remaining ruins of Leicesters Church or St Davids Church situated in Denbigh North Wales We managed to take a couple or three photos of part of it but there...More

Reviewed February 1, 2017

The Earl of Leicester built this place to rival St Asaph as the diocese headquarters but never made it. It's not normally accessible as its privately owned but it does open on the "Open Doors" weekend in September. You can see the outside from the...More

Thank Colin2510
Reviewed January 14, 2017

worth a quick look when walking round the castle ruins with easy access from the town. It was originally going to be a cathedral but was never completed and all that stands now is the side wall.

Thank nellie1london
Reviewed September 30, 2016

It was never completed, and there isn't much to see. Most of the time it's locked, so you'll only be able to look from outside. However it's a rare find. It's Britain's only large Elizabethan church (after Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries, few churches...More

Thank HeatSeekerWrexham_UK
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