Date/Time - Date(s) - 08/09/2023 - 10:30 am - 3:00 pm



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

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

Free Admission and leaflets on the building’s history are 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 onto the B5428 signposted Henllan.

(If travelling from Denbigh on the A525, turn left at the traffic lights in Trefnant village onto 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. The organisers do all they 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

The Booking Office is open Mon to Fri – 9 am to 5 pm.

As a charity, the Landmark Trust relies on donations to support our work. They 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 for young people to experience history firsthand through our open days and free stays for study groups.

They would be delighted if you felt able to add a gift to your booking today.

The Landmark Trust can’t wait to stay in touch and show you the difference your support has made. Thank you!