Photos courtesy of Tower







One of the first mentions of Tower in history was from Hywel Cilcan, a 15th-century poet who wrote that the tower and attached fortress was some “20 fathoms high.”

Located close to the English border, warfare was a constant way of life through the Middle Ages. Rheinallt ap Gryfydd ap Bleddyn was a Welsh captain and hero known for his brave defense of Harlech Castle. His second claim to fame was when he hanged Robert Byrne, the mayor of Chester, in Tower’s dining hall in 1465.

Pamela’s Perspective

If you wish to visit the property only, it’s open for several days in May and August for a small fee. If you’re part of a larger group, contact the castle to discuss your situation.

Tower welcomes children over the age of 10.



A 15th-century tower house


Nercwys, Nr. Mold
Flintshire, North Wales
Tel: ++44 (0)1352 755043
Hotel website

Fast facts

3 rooms

Single rooms: from £75
Double rooms: from £90

Open: inquire hotel

Getting there

Tower is just south of the town of Mold. The nearest train station is at Flint.

What to do

Nearby: Chirk Castle, Bodnant Gardens; Chester; hiking


Tower is a rare fortified Welsh border house, and one of the few truly historic structures to offer accommodation in Wales.

A B&B rather than a full-service hotel, with only three guest rooms you’ll definitely feel part of a special environment.

Bearing family names, the “Sir George Wynne,” the “Wettenhall,” and the “Lady Mainwaring” rooms feature selected antique furnishings and family portraits on the walls. Windows look out onto woodland or the lake.

Care is taken to make everything as homey as possible: flowers, fresh fruit, and a library are all at hand.

In the morning as you make your plans for the day, enjoy a large Welsh breakfast cooked from local products in the drawing room.

Something special

curlicueListed as a Grade I building of outstanding historical interest