Images of Rhuddlan Castle Wales | Pictures & Images { 14 images } Created 27 Feb 2015

Images, pictures & photos of Rhuddlan Castle Rhuddlan, Denbighshire, Wales Rhuddlan Castle built in 1277 for Edward 1st next to the River Clwyd as part of the consolidation of his rule of Wales. Unusually the castle is built in a diamond design and its distinctive twin round tower gatehouse overlooks the river. To allow the castle to be provisioned by ship during a siege, the river was straightened and dredged and a fortified river gate was built. Rhuddlan Castle was built on a defensive site used by Gruffydd ap Llywelyn (1007 -1063), the last ruler of all Wales.In the late 11th century the normans invaded Wales and built a castle just south of the present Rhuddlan Castle site. After the outbreak of the Welsh Wars in July 1277, Edward I ordered the construction of Rhuddlan Castle. Work under the control of Master Bertram, a Gascon engineer, began immediately. Building was continued until 1282 by Savoyard master mason, James of St George. Rhuddlan Castle remained in use until after the end of the English Civil Wars after which it was partially destroyed to prevent it being used again. Buy as high resolution stock royalty free images of travel images to download on line or buy as photo art prints.

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