The Vardre, Deganwy , Conwy County, Wales,
Degannwy Castle is located above the village of Deganwy, on the east bank of the River Conwy estuary.
Maelgwyn built his castle on the Vardre in 520 AD - a wooden fortified
royal residence, destroyed by fire after a lightning strike in 860 AD.
Rebuilt twice, and finally destroyed by Llewellyn, Prince of Wales, in
Like many other key medieval monuments in Wales, Degannwy Castle is
barely known to the tens of thousands of visitors who pass by on their
way to the picturesque seaside resort of Llandudno. Yet this hidden gem
on the Vardre hillside in Deganwy has extraordinary stories to tell
about the life and times of Wales’s native princes.
Welsh heritage organisation, has been working to protect and to
interpret the fragmentary and fragile remains of Deganwy castle. The
early stages of the project included detailed archaeological and
conservation surveys, followed by a challenging programme of masonry
consolidation of the surviving walls on the twin hilltops of the Vardre.....
Review Deganwy Castle in Wales.