Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

DYSERTH CASTLE


DYSERTH CASTLE
Photo Malcolm Butler

The castle was built by King Henry 111 from 1241 with stone curtain walls and two large towers on a cliff at a similar time to Rhuddlan Castle and Deganwy Castle to the west. It was first attacked in 1245 by the Welsh, and then after a siege of 7 years it was captured and destroyed by Llywelyn ap Gruffydd in 1263. The site was then abandoned as a new castle was built at Rhuddlan and most of Dyserth castle has now been quarried away for limestone.


Photo Malcolm Butler Photo Malcolm Butler Photo Malcolm Butler

 

Directions
Off the A547, 3 miles east of Rhuddlan. It is signposted from the Prestatyn-Dyserth walkway.
Allt Y Graig, Dyserth, Gwynedd LL18

 



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