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Y Foelas Castle

near the town of Pentrefoelas, Denbighshire, north Wales
SH 870522

Photographs Copyright 2006 by Jeffrey L. Thomas

Above & below: the tree-clad motte viewed from the public footpath adjacent to the site.

Large motte castle resting on a natural spur rising 7.5m visible from a public footbath but obscured by woods and vegetation. Small inner bailey on the south, larger bailey on the south. Motte commands view towards Pentrefoelas. Traces of masonry found, although likely an earth & timber castle. Abandoned by late 12th century.

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Below: the summit of the motte at Y Foelas.

 

 

Below: two views of the public footpath from the motte.

 

 

Views of the countryside surrounding the castle

 

 


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