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    Rhuddlan Castle

    by grayfo Written Jul 24, 2013

    The castle was built in 1277 by Edward I and is constructed of limestone, the castle was planned as a concentric castle and has a unique 'diamond' in layout as the twin-tower gatehouses and two round towers are situated at the corners of the square baileys. The outer ring is surrounded by a curtain wall that has small towers and turrets. The castle is located next to the River Clwyd; during the build the river course was straightened and dredged to allow ships to sail inland to allow provisions and troops to reach the castle.

    March to October: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Adults: £3.40
    Children (Under 16): £2.55
    Children (Under 5): Free

    June 2013

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    Rhuddlan Castle

    by Balam Written Jun 2, 2010

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    Rhuddlan is another of and is well worth a visit. It is not on the scale of Caernarfon, Conwy of Beamaris but was equaly important.
    Building started in 1277 making it the second of King Edward I's great castles in North. When trhe Castle was being built a channal was dug along the flow of the river making it straighter and deeper so that ships could come in from the sea to a protected river dock, The river forms one side of the defences whith a deep ditch that probably filled with water around the rest. The Castle is concentrically planned and has an interesting and distinctive diamond shaped inner ward.

    Adult - £3.00, concession - £2.60, family - £8.60

    Entry is free for Welsh residents aged 60 and over or 16 and under and for members of CADW

    Opening times
    01.11.09 - 26.03.10: Closed
    27.03.10 - 31.10.10: Monday - Sunday 10.00 - 17.00
    01.11.10 - 31.03.11: Closed

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    Visit Rhuddlan Castle

    by Myfanwe Updated May 13, 2010
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    Rhuddlan Castle is the oldest continuously-occupied urban site in Wales. English Invaders won a famous victory over the Welsh in the vicinity in 796; in 921 they established a fortified borough here but the Welsh had re-occupied it by 1050. When the Normans came into North wales their leader established a motte and bailey Castle in 1073 together with a new borough. This leader became known as Robert of Rhuddlan. This Castle mound - known as Twthill is only a few minutes walk from the Castle car park.

    In 1277, Edward I decided on a new position for the Castle and strategically placed it on the lowest bridging point of the River Clwyd.

    The Castle as we see it today has an impressive dry moat which runs leftwards around the outerward to the Friary gate which was blocked in 1300. At the far end, towards the river you can see Gillots tower which was used to protect the dock gate from unwanted visitors. The inner Castle is quite impressive with some massive towers - even though you can clearly see where the locals have helped themselves to the stones for housebuilding in years gone by!! It is not hard to imagine this mighty Castle provided a comfortable abode for the privilidged occupants and lucky visitors.

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    Fish'n Chips

    by budapest8 Updated Aug 27, 2006

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    That old favourite which is part of your staple diet
    if you grew up in a seaside town or many of the big cities in
    the '70's and 80's!

    Fish and Chips

    “What could possibly be more romantic than fish and chips? Going to a movie, where you cuddle close to each other and then buying your paper-wrapped piece of cod or haddock, and sitting side by side on a park bench to eat it— there are myriad couples around this country who will remember their young days and the delectable taste of fish and chips when it was the most delicious food in the world,” said Agony Aunt and Journalist, Claire Rayner, who nominated Fish and Chips as an Icon of England.I remember in 1969 going to saturday matinee at the local cinema in Ryde, IOW and paying sixpence for the entrance and then going to the chippy to get sixpence worth of chip scraps. There used to be 12 pence in a shilling and 20 shillings to a pound!

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    THE ARCADES !!

    by jhorsfield30 Written Sep 16, 2005

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    Amusement arcades line East Parade in Rhyl add a splash of clour at dusk. To the right is the Skytower, and in the distance can be seen the Snowdonia mountain range.

    I used to spend hours upon hours in these arcades starting at the palace and working my way down. Fortunately, I was good at playing games and could make 10p on space invaders last for quite a while.

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    ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR - OCEAN BEACH

    by jhorsfield30 Written Sep 16, 2005

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    The lights and atmosphere of the massive Ocean Beach Fun Fair at Rhyl. Great memories of visiting here after a day on the seafront visiting the arcade(fan of the arcades) and chillin on the atmosphere of the fair. Even though, I didn't ride much I always remember it being a little expensive as we never staying for more than a few hours..

    IMPORTANT NEWS
    A famous north Wales funfair could disappear if a development firm's vision for west Rhyl is realised.
    Manchester-based firm Modus Properties has published an artist's impression on its website showing how the Ocean Beach fairground site could be transformed.

    The proposed development includes 200 apartments, restaurants and a food store - but not the historic funfair.

    Denbighshire county council said it was aware of Modus Properties' interest but no planning bid had been lodged.

    The Rhyl funfair is synonymous with the seaside town, but has deteriorated in recent years.

    A spokeswoman for Modus properties said the company hoped to start work on the scheme early next year, but said the project was in its "really, really early stages" and nothing could be confirmed.

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    SEA LIFE CENTRE - GO FOR A SWIM..

    by jhorsfield30 Written Sep 16, 2005

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    The Sun Centre is an indoor tropical water park, with 'white rollers' to surf and daredevil waterslides

    I remember coming here with my father and learning to swim during the 80's even now I remember how clean teh water was and there was no trouble with other kids or any messing around. On a recent visit, it still retains the unique style which made this my favorite part of rhyl

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