A NEW film promoting key tourism experiences and attractions in Denbighshire has been released.

The film, launched at the Tourism Forum, to tie in with Visit Wales’ Year of Discovery, features Rhyl's new £15million SC2, Barkby Beach in Prestatyn, Denbigh Castle, St Asaph Cathedral, Nantclwyd y Dre, Ruthin Gaol, Ruthin Craft Centre, Dinas Brân, Llangollen Railway, Plas Newydd and Valle Crucis Abbey.

A variety of experiences are also highlighted including kite surfing in Rhyl, cycling on the Horseshoe Pass, paragliding in Llangollen, mountain biking in One Planet Adventure and stand up paddle boarding on the River Dee.

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A sheep stood at Dinas Bran Castle at sunset. Picture: By Craig Colville

Cllr Hugh Evans, leader of Denbighshire County Council, said: "The film really showcases the beauty of Denbighshire from Llangollen and the Dee Valley in the south to the northern coastal towns of Prestatyn and Rhyl. With the start of the main tourism season upon us and the recent opening of SC2 in Rhyl, we urge both visitors and local people to re-discover our part of North Wales.”

About 100 people gathered at the Tourism Forum at the Oriel House, St Asaph, and heard from guest speakers such as Urdd Gobaith Cymru and Development Bank of Wales. The forum is held twice a year.

The film received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

It forms part of the Denbighshire Tourism Ambassador project, expected to be launched soon.