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Hawarden Castle

Hawarden Castle
Hawarden Castle

The origins of a castle on this site are not known but the ruins which stand today are thought to have been rebuilt in the 1300s.

Like the other castles in north east Wales, its ownership was exchanged forcibly during the battles between the Welsh and English.

By the 1700s it came into the ownership of the Glynne family who owned the estate on which it stands today.

It passed to Catherine Glynne who married William Gladstone four time prime minister of Britain, and whose descendants still own the castle and estate.

The castle is within private grounds and access to the ruins and the estate gardens are granted from time to time during the summer.




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