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Rhuddlan Castle

Castle Street, Rhuddlan LL18 5AD, Wales
+44 1745 590777
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Beautiful Castle

This is sat on beautiful grounds that are very well kept. The castle is very interesting and my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tanwilliams2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Very historic castle

As a tour guide at another local castle, Gwrych castle at Abergele I went to Rhuddlan with a little... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lewis K
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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The castle remained faithful to the Edwardian principle of seaborne access Rhuddlan. What’s in a name? ‘Rhudd’ is the old Welsh word for ‘red’ and ‘glan’ means ‘bank’. The Normans left us with ‘roe’, a word derived from the French ‘le rous’, meaning redhead. ‘Roeland’ is first mentioned in 1086 but by 1277 it was known as Rhuddlan and Edward I’s chosen location for a mighty scary castle. For centuries, Rhuddlan had been a fiercely contested strategic location leading to much bloodshed. Edward’s muscle power triumphed long enough to build a muscle-bound symmetrical castle, showcasing the latest in ‘walls-within-walls’ technology. Edward I needed access to the sea to keep his castle supplied so he diverted the River Clwyd for over 2 miles (3.5km) to provide a deep-water channel for ships. The remains of a defended river gate still exist in the outer ring of the walls.
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“worth a visit” (19 reviews)
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Castle Street, Rhuddlan LL18 5AD, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is sat on beautiful grounds that are very well kept. The castle is very interesting and my kids loved it I have 3 child children 15, 8 and 5 and all of them enjoyed we did play hide and seek and even we enjoyed...More

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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Rhuddlan Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you all enjoyed your visit to the Castle.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a tour guide at another local castle, Gwrych castle at Abergele I went to Rhuddlan with a little of the history in mind. I wasn't disappointed. It is a great siege castle with a lot going for it. Apart from it's beauty it can...More

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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Rhuddlan Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely to spend an hour here. Would be great to take a picnic on a sunny day. The lady at reception was really nice, polite and helpful. Free car park too

Thank Mandy P
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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Rhuddlan Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Went on a busy Sunday. There is a small car park with no organisation and we had to wait for a space. The staff were busy and seemed stressed with dealing with a busy day. The castle is small with very little effort put into...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Staff informative and the view lovely. Nice to wander round and where we take visiting friends and family.

Thank LizCol888
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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Rhuddlan Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

I absolutely loved the castle very clea and well maintained. I went with my family not sure if kids enjoyed it . It would be nice if more information was displayed around the castle as in what are the rooms used for - it makes...More

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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Rhuddlan Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We were staying in Towyn for the Easter weekend and were en route to Sunday Lunch in a Country House Hotel when we came across the Castle. We had some time so decided to have a look around. It was very interesting and we enjoyed...More

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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Rhuddlan Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

A lovely little castle to visit if youre in the area. There is no car park so parking near can be a problem. Some great views from the top of the towers. Not the largest castle, so it doesnt take long to take it all...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Interesting for adults, however very limited entertainment for a young child after viewing the castle. On the whole a positive experience but be mindful of children's interests too.

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

As you approach Rhuddlan the castle sits powerfully on the banks of the river, and would surely have made a statement to any would be attacker in its pomp. All of the inner buildings have long since gone, but the thick outer walls remain, and...More

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Thank you for the question! Entry prices into Rhuddlan Castle in June will be £3.50 for adults, £9.50 for families, £2.50 for seniors, children under 16 and students. More information can be found on the visitor... More
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