This compact area in the North East of Wales is surprisingly diverse. It envelopes the coastal resorts of Prestatyn and Rhyl and the bustling market towns of Ruthin and Denbigh before sweeping down to the lofty highs and tranquil vales of the Dee Valley in the southern areas of the county. An area of Outstanding Natural Beauty runs practically down the entire length of the region on the east side, with the World Heritage Site of the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and canal terminating in the south eastern corner of the county. This is the country's largest, navigable aqueduct and is a marvelous sight to behold from the bottom or the top, by undertaking one of the cruises that are organised along its length.
Unlike its neighbour of Flintshire, Denbigshire does not have a large industrial core or a multitude of multinational companies located there. Instead, smaller businesses choose to make their home there, with the focus being firmly on tourism and agriculture.