|County||Denbighshire (4 castles)||Categories||Stone|
|Remains||Small amount survives||Access||Only open at certain times|
|Comments||Now part of a hotel complex.|
|Location||53.11197,-3.310147||Directions||Directions via Google Maps|
King Edward I of England granted Ruthin to Dafydd, the brother of Prince Llewelyn ap Gruffudd in return for his help against his brother who have been attacking English interests in the north of Wales. Construction of Ruthin Castle may have begun under the direction of Edward or Dafydd himself.
When Dafydd ap Gruffyd rebelled against King Edward the Welsh area Dyffryn Clwyd became was granted to Reginald de Grey as a Marcher Lordship. Reginald was granted the castle at Ruthin.
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