Castell Aberlleiniog, Castles and Forts Llangoed, Anglesey - Wales where to go, what to see and where to stay in Wales


Isle of Anglesey Llangoed Anglesey Wales
Castell Aberlleiniog (Castle of the River Lleiniog) is a medieval castle mound which has the ruins of a mid seventeenth century fort set upon its summit. The castle sits between the village of Llangoed and the Menai Strait on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales. It is about two miles distant from the larger Beaumaris Castle, and was built atop a very steep hill. | The Norman Marcher Lord, Hugh d’Avranches, 1st Earl of Chester and his powerful Commander of Troops, Robert of Rhuddlan, traditionally built the motte and bailey fortress in 1088-90. | The castle has been restored with the aid of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant and the history of the castle demonstrates the turmoil spread throughout Wales following the Norman invasion of England in 1066 and the subsequent incursions into the principality. | There are few historical documents that detail the events the castle has seen through its life, however some do survive, including a record of a siege in 1094 by Gruffydd ap Cynan. The siege was unsuccessful, though 124 Norman defenders died in the battle. | 01248 725700
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