Rhuddlan – meaning ‘the red bank’, from the colour of the riverside soil
Begun in 1277, this castle remains Rhuddlan’s outstanding medieval treasure.
When Edward built his new castle, he also established a new town north of his fortress.
Twthill Mound King Edward’s great stone castle, however, is only one element of Rhuddlan’s surviving medieval heritage.
The twin rocks of Deganwy have been the focus of settlement and warfare for more than 1000 years.
This castle was once the royal residence of Dafydd ap Gruffudd
This month we are back in Flintshire at Flint Castle. This was the first castle built by Edward 1.
Believed by many to be a complete folly Gwrych Castle has a formidable history.
Kinmel Hall is an example of a “calendar house” it has 365 windows, 122 rooms, and 12 entrances.
Mold Castle consists of the remains of a Roman motte and bailey timber fortress built upon a natural hill.