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RHUDDLAN (Welsh pronunciation: , approximately "RHITH-lan") is a town, community and electoral ward in the county of Denbighshire within the historic boundaries of Flintshire , on the north coast of Wales
Wales
. It is situated to the south of the coastal town of Rhyl
Rhyl
and overlooks the River Clwyd . The town gave its name to the Welsh district of Rhuddlan
Rhuddlan
from 1974 to 1996. At the 2001 Census , the population was 4,296, decreasing to 3,709 at the 2011 census.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Notable people * 3 Rhuddlan
Rhuddlan
Community Recycling Centre * 4 References * 5 External links

HISTORY

Rhuddlan
Rhuddlan
church and castle, c.1781

Rhuddlan
Rhuddlan
has a longer history than the castle fortress built following Edward I\'s conquest of Wales
Wales
. Prior to Norman occupation of lower Gwynedd, the Perfeddwlad , Rhuddlan
Rhuddlan
was the site of a Welsh cantref and served as the seat of government and capital of Gwynedd for the Welsh king Gruffydd ap Llywelyn (1007 – August 5, 1063), whose family may have been the traditional Welsh lords of Rhuddlan
Rhuddlan
for generations.

The town is known for the ruins of Rhuddlan Castle , built by King Edward I from 1277 to 1282, and for the site of another castle at Twthill , built by the Norman Robert of Rhuddlan about 1072.

The town was also the location where Edward I signed the Statute of Rhuddlan
Rhuddlan
, laying down the way by which the Principality of Wales
Wales
, created by the princes of Gwynedd , was to be governed.

Rhuddlan railway station was part of the Vale of Clwyd Railway until it closed in the 1960s.

In 2001, the A525 bypass road was completed, easing access to Rhyl, and since then the centre of Rhuddlan
Rhuddlan
has been redeveloped.

NOTABLE PEOPLE

See Category:People from Rhuddlan
Rhuddlan

Photographer Philip Jones Griffiths , well known for his photographs during the Vietnam War
Vietnam War
, was born in Rhuddlan. Wales
Wales
and Sunderland FC footballer David Vaughan was also born in the town. Lisa Scott-Lee of the pop band Steps and her brother Andy Scott-Lee lived in Rhuddlan. Neil Davies the author of many novels and the online Rhuddlan
Rhuddlan
stories lived at 12A Bodrhyddan Avenue for 32