History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
A later phase of construction added a curtain wall and a west tower. There is no apparent link between the two enclosures, and it is possible that they maintained separate entrances, or were even occupied by two separate families or princely households, operating independent of each other.
Ewloe was taken by Edward I in his first incursion into Wales in 1277, and was never again used for military purposes, gradually decaying into the romantic ruin we see today.
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About Ewloe Castle
Address: Ewloe, Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales
Attraction Type: Castle
Location: In Wepre Country Park, 2 m NW of Hawarden, on the B5125. Note that the castle lies north of the A494, while the village of Ewloe lies to the south of the road! It is a 15 minute walk from the Wepre visitor centre, or a much shorter walk from a layby on the B5125 between Ewloe and Northop Hall. Free access.
Website: Ewloe Castle
OS: SJ288 675
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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