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Nantglyn is a small village in Denbighshire, North Wales. It is situated in a rural, picturesque location about 4.5 miles away from the nearest town, Denbigh. There are several other small villages in the area.

While there are now no shops remaining in the village, it had previously maintained a blacksmith's forge, Post office, pub and a Leather Craft shop that also sold candles.

A notable feature of Nantglyn is the famous 'pulpit in a tree'. Built into an ancient yew tree, it was used by minister John Wesley during the 18th century to preach from.

The small junior school closed down in the late 1990s owing to declining pupil numbers. Despite this closure there remains a strong sense of community within the village. There remains in the village a park, which was refurbished at the end of 2005 with a climbing frame and other small equipment as well as football goals. The village also has its own football team who have had marked success as champions of local competitions in recent years. The team plays on their own pitch, which outside of the football season is used for sheep grazing.

A bus service serves the village three times a day (not including Sundays) to and from Denbigh.

Nantglyn has seen it's fair share of famous residents over the centuries including David Samwell, the surgeon aboard Captain Cook's ship "Discovery". Samwell kept a journal, and witnessed Cook being murdered by hostile natives in Hawaii in 1779.


 

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