Caergwrle Castle and the Bronze Age Caergwrle Bowl





There is thought to have been a hill fort on this site dating from the late or post-Roman period, but the location's importance goes back to the Bronze Age.

Today, the medieval castle ruins are a focal point of a hilly walk from the community of Caergwrle, off the A541 Wrexham-Mold road, and it's managed by Caergwrle Community Council.

From the ruins there are far-reaching views over Cheshire and, therefore, England, as it was a border fortification built by Welsh noble Dafydd ap Gruffydd in the 1200s.

It's hard to believe it today, but when English king Edward I took over its control in 1282, there had been big plans for the castle.

Indeed, if, as was planned by the king, a town was built around the castle then Wrexham may well have been a different place today....


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