Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Denbigh Castle (Denbigh)

Denbigh Castle is a conspicuous ruin in the old town of Denbigh in North Wales.

It stands high up on a rocky outcrop overlooking the town.

Dafydd ap Gruffydd had a fortified house here, and Hugh de Lacy, Earl of Lincoln, built a castle on its site in 1282.

It went through a number of hands in the Middle Ages and was sacked by Jasper Tudor in 1468.

During the Civil War it was garrisoned for Charles I, who came here after his defeat at Rowton Heath. It was largely destroyed just before the Restoration.

Today, the gtehouse, some walls and parts of some towers remain.

Denbigh Castle is now in the cre of Cadw.

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