13th Century castle up for sale
Published on November 18th, 2009 | by Admin0
Ewloe Castle, built by Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, is to to be auctioned with four other lots which are expected to fetch more than £500,000 in total.
Although privately owned, the castle is under the custodianship of Welsh historic monuments agency Cadw, and its character “must be preserved”.
Estimates as to the castle’s origins vary, but it is thought to have been built around 1257, as a hunting lodge for the Welsh prince Llywelyn ap Gruffudd.
It stands close to the site where 200 Welshmen, led by the king of north Wales Owain Gwynedd, ambushed – and nearly killed – King Henry II in 1157.