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Denbighshire lies between Flintshire and Carnarvonshire on the coast of N. Wales, having a sea frontage of 9 miles, and an area of 612-1/2 square miles. Its surface is very diversified, as the inland portions are mountainous, but the hills are divided by fertile valleys broadening as they run towards the sea, the valley of the Clwyd being the most important. Agriculture prospers on these lower grounds, whilst the higher levels are rich in slate, as at Rhiwfelen and Glyn Ceiriog, paving slabs and millstones, as at Cefn Ruabon and Nantglyn, coal and iron, as at Ruabon and Brymbo. Though Denbigh is the capital, the largest town is Wrexham. Llangollen is much frequented for its charming scenery, and Llanrwst for its salmon and trout fishing. The county abounds in handsome and picturesque seats, chief amongst which are Wynnstay (Sir Watkin Williams Wynn), Brynkinalt (Lord A. Hill-Trevor), Gwydyr (Lady Willoughby d'Eresby), and Chirk Castle (Mr. R. M. Biddulph).