Rhuddlan Castle (Denbighshire, North Wales)
Updated: Jan 15, 2019
Rhuddlan Castle was built by Edward I in 1277 after the first Welsh War, with much of the work overseen by James of St George (who was responsible later for the castles at Conwy, Harlech, Caernarfon, and Beaumaris). It was temporarily King Edward's residence, and is where his daughter Elizabeth was born.
Flint Castle was being built at the same time. Both castles were important as they were able to be supplied from the river, which was of strategic significance as supplies from land could be cut off by Welsh attack as Edward pushed further along the north Wales coastline.
Today Rhuddlan is managed by CADW and open to the public.
Pictures taken May 2018
Castle Site Plan