DENBIGHSHIRE County Council is ready to welcome visitors this summer.

The council is informing residents of its plans to provide a welcome to visitors coming to the county over the summer.

With a busy season expected, the council has made preparations to manage the expected increase in visitors.

Additional car parking at Moel Famau and Horseshoe Falls, Llangollen have been developed over the winter months ready for this summer, while extra countryside rangers are being deployed at beauty spots, including Loggerheads and Moel Famau country parks and Horseshoe Falls, to provide information, support for visitors and help deal with any issues.

Extra street cleaning provision will be in place during the season to focus on busy areas in towns and parks, while increased bin emptying will be in operation at tourist hotspots.

Visitors dropping in on Denbighshire this summer will be able to sample different attractions, including the return of old favourites with Covid-19 restrictions lifted and something new for all ages.

 

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Calendar stalwarts such as the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod (July 7-10) the Denbigh and Flint Show (August 18) and the Rhyl Air Show (August 27-28) are all running this season alongside many local events in the county.

For those interested in history, new audio guides are now available at Nantclwyd y Dre, Wales’ oldest dated timbered town house based in Ruthin.

And for those wanting to visit Llangollen, the recently completed Llangollen 2020 project has provided more space for pedestrians and improved pedestrian crossing facilities allowing for an improved experience walking around the town.

Plas Newydd House and Gardens in Llangollen are open to the public again and new displays tell the fascinating story of the ladies of Llangollen.  

Flying in for a first this summer is also the Skyflyer based at Rhyl next to the Pavilion Theatre which is set to offer stunning views or the surrounding landscape, when open from July 6.

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Cllr Win-Mullen James, Denbighshire's lead member for local development and planning, said: “The tourism sector contributes significantly to Denbighshire’s economy and we want to make sure that everyone has the chance to visit what the county has to offer during the summer to support our local businesses.

“Our county is full of gems of all sizes to visit, not just for visitors but for local residents as well who may discover many attractions right from their own doorstep that will provide great memories this summer.

“There are also great opportunities to travel smart across the county through our transport network saving costs and supporting the local environment.

"For example, the Picturesque Landscapes bus offers a perfect chance to explore the Dee Valley this summer and the Fflecsi bws service can help you reach the places you want to go, with even an electric vehicle available on routes around Ruthin.

“Denbighshire is also home to a fantastic coastline.

"This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Wales Coast Path and we would encourage visitors to safely use this route through Denbighshire to explore our coastal areas and discover our beaches such as Prestatyn which has achieved Blue Flag status this year.”

 

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It is also important for motorists to always park responsibly in designated areas and to respect the countryside, this includes keeping dogs on a lead and to bring picnics rather than disposable barbeques.

Visitors are reminded to remember Covid-19 has not gone away and to act safely, responsibly and respectfully when needed.

Information on discovering Denbighshire is available at our Tourist Information centres.

For more, visit https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/leisure-and-tourism/visiting-denbighshire/tourist-information-centres-and-points.aspx

The council redeveloped its Tourism Strategy Action Plan to include Destination Management in order to coordinate activity and ensure a positive experience for visitors, residents and businesses during summer 2022.

Visitors are encouraged to plan, prepare and pre-book their visits and to follow coastal safety tips and outdoor safety messages.

A suite of social media graphics has been produced for businesses and tourism ambassadors.