he remains of this medieval castle include a round keep and some low sections of wall. The castle is located in north Wales five miles to the west of Chester. It was agreed that the castle was to be handed over to the Welsh at a meeting here between Llywelyn and Henry, the son of Simon de Montfort, but the deal fell through and the Welsh attacked and destroyed it in 1265. It was agreed that the English would not rebuilt the castle but they did and the Welsh attacked it again in 1282 capturing the constable, Roger de Clifford. During the Civil War the castle was under Royalist control. It was captured by Parliamentarians in 1643 but was quickly restored to Royalist control. The castle finally fell to the Parliamentarians in March of 1646 and was destroyed to ensure it could not be used again.
David ap Gruffydd attacked and took control the castle at Hawarden. The constable, Roger de Clifford, was captured during the attack.
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Selection of references used:
1. John Kinross, Discovering Castles in England and Wales