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Feb 7, 2020

Rhuddlan's other castle

Thousands of visitors flock to Rhuddlan Castle every year but not so many follow the footpath which leads to the site of Rhuddlan's earlier castle, on Twthill. Although the Normans built that castle, a warm Welsh welcome was given in 1188 to ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

Gerald of Wales and the Archbishop of Canterbury when they stayed the night in the castle. They recruited many local men for the third crusade the following morning. For more about the castle's history, use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the gatepost at the entrance to Twthill or on the bench by the path (where you can sit to enjoy the view across the Vale of Clwyd). Or click here