Rhuddlan Castle

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Rhuddlan Castle
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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. The displayed opening times are our general pattern. Please check the Cadw website for specific times and days, including closures.
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Owenthomas
Berthoud, CO878 contributions
May 2022
It was built in 1277 by Edward I and one of his Ring of Iron fortifications. Interesting that it could be resupplied by ship on the adjoining river. Prior to Edwards castle, it was the seat of Welsh kings in northeast Wales. The town of Rhuddlan was founded as a burgh by Edward the Elder. We were able to climb some of the towers and walk along parts of the rampart. There is a car park next to the castle and a few places to eat on High street, which is a short walk.
Written 29 May 2022
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chynagirl1
Sunderland, UK1,335 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Unfortunately it was closed when we went there but the website had said it was open. We were able to get a good view of the castle from the roadside and take some photos but were very disappointed that it was closed
Written 2 November 2021
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Tony C
Dumfries, UK553 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
An good example of the ring of stone placed around Wales. A short walk away from the first Norman Mote and Bailey Castle..
Written 5 September 2021
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Peter B
Solihull, UK325 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Fantastic site. The lady and younger gentleman at the ticket office were extremely welcoming and informative a credit to the castle. Tons of information available upper levels unfortunately closed due to covid and some stunning views down to the river. Well worth stopping off here!
Written 30 August 2021
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Jop76
Barry, UK148 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
We didn’t prebook to visit this interesting and relatively well preserved castle. There is plenty to see and it’s easy to walk around but unfortunately all of the towers are closed at the moment.
Only an hours visit.
Small shop on site and car park available for visitors.
Written 17 August 2021
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PorterPotter
Lincolnshire, UK308 contributions
Aug 2021
Lovely castle to walk around, sun came out too after a good downpour! Friendly guys in the ticket office.
Written 17 August 2021
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Eva Samuels
Prenton, UK50 contributions
May 2021 • Family
We had to book a time slot prior to visiting this castle, it’s free as well. Ladies on the “reception” and the castle centre were really friendly and nice, they were making sure that only people who booked the visit are there. Nice and clean yards around the castle, wonderful views and perfect for a picnic. Thank you for all your hard work in keeping the castle and the grounds around in such a clean conditions, we’ll be back again and highly recommend to visit.
Written 13 August 2021
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Hannah B
Biddulph, UK17 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Really interesting place, lovely staff and good covid measures. Shame we couldn't get to the top section of the castle but would come back so will have to do that next time.
Written 23 July 2021
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Janet T
Kidderminster, UK82 contributions
Jul 2021
We visited today. Staff were extremely friendly and have Covid measures in place.
The Castle itself is a wonderful place to visit but unfortunately the higher views were cordoned off, probably due to Covid safety measures. This is still a great place to visit, the views of the surrounding area are fabulous.
Written 4 July 2021
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Kazzy73
106 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
nice for a wander round with the dog and take pics fantastic views however very annoying all the staircases to the top are blocked off assume this is related to covid 19 feel shouldnt be charging full price entry whilst this is in place.
Written 27 June 2021
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Rhuddlan Castle is open:
  • Thu - Mon 10:00 - 17:00