Rhuddlan Castle is one of the chain of great castles that were built for Edward I in North Wales to subjugate and control the Welsh population. Work began in 1277 and was completed in 1282. Two years later the Statute of Rhuddlan was signed at the castle following the defeat of Llewellyn the Last. It ceded all the lands of the former Welsh Princes to the English Crown and introduced English common law.
The castle was garrisoned by Royalist troops during the Civil War and was partially demolished on order of Parliament to prevent any further military use.
- In Rhuddlan off A525, 3 miles south of Rhyl
- Rhuddlan Castle, Hylas Lane, Rhuddlan, Denbighshire, LL18 5AD
- CADW. Open to the public. Admission fee
- For further information visit cadw.wales.gov.uk
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