The village lies on the eastern slopes of the Clwydian Hills, just south of Moel Famau, and is wholly within the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Offa's Dyke Path passes one mile to the southwest of the village. The parish of Llanferres area includes the village of Maeshafn and hamlets of Tafarn-y-Gelyn and Loggerheads.
The parish church, which is dedicated to St. Berres, was mentioned in the 'Lincoln Taxation' of 1291. It was largely rebuilt in 1774/1775, with additions in 1843. There were further additions, and a major restoration, in 1892.
Originally mediæval, a now mainly Georgian and Victorian church with a jolly ‘lantern’ bellcote. The Church, adjacent Druid Inn and farm (private), form a pleasing group. A visit will be enhanced by the guide pamphlet available in the Church. 
Saint Berres, (with variations such as Brice or Britius) was a 4th-century to 5th-century Welsh hermit, who according to Thomas Pennant was a disciple of St Martin of Tours, the Hungarian.
- 2001 Census: Llanferres, Office for National Statistics, http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=3&b=801630&c=llanferres&d=16&e=15&g=414070&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1224437379898&enc=1&dsFamilyId=779, retrieved 19 October 2008
- Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer Map, Clwydian Range
- AONB Designation, Clwydian Range AONB, http://www.clwydianrangeaonb.org.uk/text01.asp?PageId=29, retrieved 9 January 2008
- Dr Charles Kightly. Enjoy Medieval Denbighshire. Denbighshire County Council.