Rhuddlan. What’s in a name? ‘Rhudd’ is the old Welsh word for ‘red’ and ‘glan’ means ‘bank’. The Normans left us with ‘roe’, a word derived from the French ‘le rous’, meaning redhead. ‘Roeland’ is first mentioned in 1086 but by 1277 it was known as Rhuddlan and Edward I’s chosen location for a mighty scary castle.
Now Rhuddlan shadows the historic town of Rhuddlan like a protective giant and makes for some stunning views and a platform for a great walk in our countryside.
Rhuddlan Castle, Castle Street, Rhuddlan LL18 5AD