|Ruthin Castle Key Facts|
|County||Denbighshire (4 castles)|
|Directions||The castle is located with the town of Ruthin, about 24 miles east of Chester|
|Remains||Small amount survives|
|Access to site||Only open at certain times|
|Now part of a hotel complex.|
|1277||Dafydd granted Ruthin Castle|
|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.|
|1282||Lordship Marcher of Dyffryn Clwyd|
|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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