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 Castles of Wales - Deganwy Castle


Location
Llandudno, Conwy, Wales


Other Castles in the Area
  Beaumaris Castle, Isle of Anglesey
  Bodelwyddan Castle, Denbighshire
  Bryn Bras Castle, Gwynedd
  Conwy Castle, Conwy
  Dolbadarn Castle, Gwynedd
  Dolwyddelan Castle, Conwy
  Gwrych Castle, Conwy
  Penrhyn Castle, Gwynedd
  Rhuddlan Castle, Denbighshire





Rhuddlan Castle
The ruined walls of Deganwy Castle surmount a crag of Ordovician rhyolitic tuff. The original castle was of wood, but it was destroyed by the Welsh lest it fall to the English. The present walls are what remains of reconstruction by Henry III from 1245, although it was again destroyed by the Welsh in 1283.

Photograph by Jonathan Wilkins. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Rhuddlan Castle
Castell Deganwy Castle from the East. It is easy to see why a castle would have been built on these two rocky outcrops, although there is not much of it left now. In the far distance to the left you can see Penmon Point on Anglesey, and Puffin Island. On the right is the Great Orme.

Photograph by John S Turner. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)


 Deganwy Castle map