Friday, 11 May 2012

Rhuddlan Castle

While in Wales we stopped by Rhuddlan Castle which wasn't far from our hotel.  It was one of castles King Edward the 1st built and it played an very important role in Welsh History as it was here that the new English government was established in 1284 after the defeat of the Welsh.



Looking at the dry moat that surrounds the castle.  
 
Full view of the castle ruins from one side




Looking down into one of the old towers
View from above into the courtyard of the castle.  The old well is still visible
I love the juxtaposition of this photo old vs new
looking at the entrance of the castle from inside the courtyard



















Walking the rampart to the castle



















Unfortunately  this castle was destroyed in the 1600's  during the English civil War:(




10 comments:

  1. It looks in excellent condition for its age. How was it destroyed, if it is still there????

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    1. During the 1600's the British civil war they destroyed many of their castle. It makes me so sad as many would still be standing if not for the war:(

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  2. Hi there, lovely to see photos from my homeland - I'm originally from South Wales. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  3. Great pictures! We love visiting castles :-)

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    1. We love old castle and the history they tell:)

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  4. Thanks for following and I will stop by soon. We have been to Wales several time and I always love it there:)

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  5. It looks a lot like our German castles. Thanks for linking up with I Saw it on Vacation.

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  6. That looks fantastic! I'm jealous. :)

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  7. I love it! I am definitely going to have to come to your blog more often so i don't miss these fun posts you are doing on all things England, which as you know is one of our favorite places in the world! thanks for sharing the great castle pictures! ~~Katie

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