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History in North Wales

Artist's Impression of The Castle


Rhuddlan – meaning ‘the red bank’, from the colour of the riverside soil 

Rhuddlan Castle

Begun in 1277, this castle remains Rhuddlan’s outstanding medieval treasure. 

Medieval Town

When Edward built his new castle, he also established a new town north of his fortress.

Twthill Mound

Twthill Mound King Edward’s great stone castle, however, is only one element of Rhuddlan’s surviving medieval heritage.

Deganwy Castle

The twin rocks of Deganwy have been the focus of settlement and warfare for more than 1000 years.

Denbigh Castle

This castle was once the royal residence of Dafydd ap Gruffudd

Flint Castle

This month we are back in Flintshire at Flint Castle. This was the first castle built by Edward 1.

Gwrych Castle

Believed by many to be a complete folly Gwrych Castle has a formidable history.

Kinmel Hall

Kinmel Hall is an example of a “calendar house” it has 365 windows, 122 rooms, and 12 entrances.

Mold Castle

Mold Castle consists of the remains of a Roman motte and bailey timber fortress built upon a natural hill.