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Castle:Ewloe Castle (Cadw)

  • Cadw Welsh Government

Castle, free entry

Ewloe Castle

Ewloe Castle


Though it bears the distinctive features of many of Wales’s native-built castles, Ewloe’s location marks it out as an individual. While the Welsh princes generally chose lofty vantage points for their fortresses, Ewloe sits in a hollow amid deep woodland. The setting may seem idyllic today, but these borderlands were once hotly contested territory where the English and Welsh frequently clashed.

Due to the lack of records from the period, the castle’s history is a little murky. The characteristically Welsh D-shaped stone tower was probably built by Llywelyn ap Iorwerth (Llywelyn the Great) some time after 1210, with the curtain walls and circular western tower being added by Llywelyn ap Gruffydd (Llywelyn the Last) nearly 60 years later.

Accepts groups

Children welcomeDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening Details

Open all the time

Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm. Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.


Free entry






Plan route to Ewloe Castle (Cadw) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SJ 288671  Lat: 53.19699 Long: -3.06658

From the A484, take the B5129 signed for Queensferry, continue to Connah's Quay and Ewloe Castle signed on left.

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Shotton station


  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed