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Tomen-y-rhodwydd Llandegla
SJ 177-516 Denbighshire Wales

Tomen-y-rhodwydd LlandeglaTomen-y-rhodwydd is a mid 12th century earthwork motte and bailey fortress, founded by Owain Gwynedd. Built in 1149, the castle was taken and burnt in 1157 by Iorwerth Goch ap Maredudd of Powys, after which it was superseded by Tomen-y-faerdre. In 1212 during his campaign against Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, King John fortified the castle, which commands the eastern side of the Nant y Garth Pass. A dramatically ditched motte, stands on the north-eastern side of a ditched crescentic bailey, which is encased by an undulating bank. There are no visible traces of any buildings in the castle and to the south, its encasing continuous counterscarp bank is damaged by the road. 8 miles south is Castell Dinas Bran and 10 miles north-east is Caergwrle Castle.


Street Map

Tomen-y-rhodwydd is located west of Llandegla, off the Nant y Garth Pass. 10 miles west of Wrexham, on the A525.

The site is visible from the road.

Car parking is by the side of the road.


Tomen-y-rhodwydd pictures and castle map of the area
Tomen-y-rhodwydd Picture 1Tomen-y-rhodwydd Picture 2Tomen-y-rhodwydd Picture 3Castle Map of the Area

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