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This monument is currently closed due to unsafe ground conditions.

Please do not enter the area. Our teams are working to resolve the issue and we will restore access as soon as possible.


Medieval mound where a long-lost castle once stood

This massive earthen motte (or mound) marks the site of Rhuddlan’s first castle. Built in 1073 by Robert of Rhuddlan above the River Clwyd, the mound would have been topped with timber fortifications, though it is possible that a stone structure was erected at a later date.

The castle moved between Welsh and English hands several times during the troubled 11th and 12th centuries, until it was replaced by Castell Rhuddlan – built just a short distance away by King Edward I in 1277.


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3m (4.8km) S of Rhyl
Rhyl 2.5m (4km)
NCN Route No.84 (1km/0.6mls)

For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0800 464 0000 or National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50.