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image for Historical Event item typeOpen Doors at Rhuddlan Castle

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Historical Event, Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017, free entry

Open Doors

Open Doors

Details

For centuries Rhuddlan Castle had been a fiercely contested strategic location leading to much bloodshed. Edward I's muscle power triumphed long enough to build a muscle-bound symmetrical castle, showcasing the latest 'walls within walls' technology. Edward I needed access to the sea to keep his castle supplied, so he diverted the River Clwyd for over two miles to provide a deep-water channel for ships. The remains of a defended river gate still exist in the outer ring of the walls. The castle also played a seminal role in Welsh history: it was here that a new system of English government was established over much of Wales by the Statute of Rhuddlan (1284) - a settlement that lasted until the Act of Union in 1536. After the Civil War the castle was rendered untenable - hence its present condition.

Although admission to this event is free, it is a ticketed event.

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017 10:00 to 16:00

Prices

Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 23 Aug Legends
Wed 30 Aug Legends
Sat 16 Sep Celebrating Owain Glyndwr
Fri 22 Sep Stargaze with Cadw
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep Open Doors
Sat 28 Oct Spooky Halloween Day

Contact

Enquiries

01745 590777

Address

Castle Street,
Rhuddlan,
Rhyl,
Denbighshire,
LL18 5AD

Location

Directions

Plan route to Rhuddlan Castle using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SJ 024780  Lat: 53.29010 Long: -3.46490

A525 south from Rhyl & A547 to Rhuddlan. Left at the roundabout (signed Rhuddlan), continue on this road to the High Street and left where signed to the Castle.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 4 miles from Rhyl station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups