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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...more
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Castle Street, Rhuddlan LL18 5AD, Wales
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All reviews worth a visit north wales gift shop small shop the dragon the river historical information outer walls information boards ticket office viewing platform nice place to visit car park steeped in history free parking few hours lovely view
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like all the castles of North Wales this one is steeped in history but different to all others by its design. Lasting for almost 400 years it's demise came at the hands of Oliver Cromwell after the Civil War when it was slighted to prevent...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andy B
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Me and my partner went to visit the castle. Was really impressed especially with the price. Good place to take photographs and lots of green space so would be a great place to have picnics in the summer. Lady in the shop was really polite...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

The home of Edward and his main stronghold whilst he was in Wales. Excellent location, near the river, with separate entry for vessels etc. The main entrance near the car park is accessed over a wooden bridge over the moat. Two large round towers then...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Rhuddlan Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

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

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely castle. Bigger than Prestatyn castle. Has parking and a good walk around. Take a picnic and enjoy a few hours there.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Rhuddlan Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

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

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Great bit of history. Well looked after . Spectacular views of the surrounding area . Very friendly helpful ladies in the visitor center/shop . Dog friendly Best bathroom I have seen I a very long time catering for all needs, clean and well kept ....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Rhuddlan Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

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

Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Looks smaller from the flyover, quite a large castle on closer inspection. Some good remains, would like more panels though showing details. Quite a busy castle, carpark close by.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Rhuddlan Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

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

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Had a nice walk around the castle walls. The price was reasonable and it’s a great piece of Welsh/ Anglo history. You can get right up on top of the castle walls and it’s a great view. Not sure how long that will be allowed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Steve D
Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Rhuddlan Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

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

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely castle and has fab views of Clwyd, great event for kids during easter and have been on their Halloween events. Great for kids and families

Date of experience: April 2018
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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Rhuddlan Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed visiting Rhuddlan Castle.

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Popped by whilst en route to Rhyl. Fantastic few hours spent exploring this gem. Same amazing views across the countryside, The castle itself is in reasonable condition and access points have been added allowing you to walk up to a viewing platform. The staff on...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Rhuddlan Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

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

Reviewed 25 August 2018

Really enjoyed looking around this castle.There is lots to look around inside and out and also the views are fantastic.You can see where the moat was and imagine how deep it was.You can climb up the towers so you can see even more spectacular views.The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Rhuddlan Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

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

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I’m not sure if it’s 9-5
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