Cadw the Welsh heritage and conservation organisation
have been carrying out works (2011)on the ruins of Degannwy Castle on
the Vardre in Deganwy, North Wales. Work has been carried out to
consolidate the remaining masonry and to improve access and information
There isn't actually very much to consolidate as,
although the castle played a key role in Welsh medieval history, the
castle was destroyed and never rebuilt some 700 years ago. This section
of restored wall sits on the north western tip of the summit.
are divided over the works with some arguing the importance to retain
such an historic site while others complain that the cost, which
includes delivery of materials by helicopter could be better used
elsewhere. Personally I agree with Cadw that the site shoud be restored
but having been a builder myself for 30 years I can not see the
necessity for a helicopter. The Vardre is in no way comparable to
Snowdon and a few fit men could quite easily have supplied materials to
Although there may not be much of the castle
remaining the site is of great historical importance and it is worth a
visit for the views alone.
Review Cadw Conservation Works at Degannwy Castle.