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Ruthin Castle, Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The_Senior_Crabbes
N 53° 06.780 W 003° 18.640
30U E 479205 N 5884886
Quick Description: 13th century castle built for Edward I, now in ruins. Parts of the castle can be seen in the grounds of the Ruthin Castle Hotel which was build beside and partially over the old castle.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/19/2019 4:32:40 AM
Waymark Code: WM10K1B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
From wikipedia:-
"Ruthin Castle (Welsh: Castell Rhuthun) is a medieval castle fortification in Wales, near the town of Ruthin in the Vale of Clwyd. It was constructed during the late 13th century by Dafydd ap Gruffydd, the brother of Prince Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, on a red sandstone ridge overlooking the valley. Part of the ancient walls still remain and now form part of the Ruthin Castle Hotel.
In 1277, Edward I of England granted the land to Dafydd ap Gruffydd in gratitude for his assistance during the invasion of North Wales. It is unclear whether there was an existing fort on the site or whether Dafydd established the castle. The castle was originally given the Welsh name of Castell Coch yn yr Gwernfor (Welsh Red Castle in the Great Marsh)"
Accessibility: Partial access

Condition: Completely ruined

Admission Charge?: no

Website: [Web Link]

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