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Gwrych Castle

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Christmas Grotto

We took our Grandaughter to see Santa at the Christmas Grotto at Grwych Castle. What a magical... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Debbie W
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Great place to visit

Great place to visit with a story behind its history and how it came to decline. Now on the mend... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Paul B
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Gwrych Castle is a 250 acre historic landscape under restoration. The castle was purchased by a charitable trust in June 2018 with a view to restoring the site back to its former glory. Come and witness the process of restoration as part of our...more
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Gwrych Castle Llanddulas Road, Abergele LL22 8ET, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday

We took our Grandaughter to see Santa at the Christmas Grotto at Grwych Castle. What a magical experience it was. All the staff and volunteers have entered into the spirit of Christmas to make a wonderful experience for the children who visit. Still a few...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit with a story behind its history and how it came to decline. Now on the mend with a team getting things restored to its former glory. Massive place to walk around even though some parts are not yet safe so not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a bit disappointed in the small number of stalls, otherwise it is in a beautiful setting and I wish the preservation society all the very best for the future of the castle

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Patnbarry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit, obvious in ruins but there is so much going on behind the scenes now that the Preservation Trust have bought and are working hard to get it back to its former glory. The views from this castle in the hillside are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used to wander through the fields and past this faux castle with our dogs It was wonderful. Over the past years the area has been cleaned and molded as a tourist attraction. It is more a business now and dogs ......... are not the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Howard B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to a ticketed event here that was so poorly organised. They didn't have enough parking which resulted in parking in Abergele town and having to carry a toddler in the pitch black (as they also had no lighting) for half an hour to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank M00chface
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Been here countless times a lovely walk or bike ride through the woods and offers nice views. The tower looks impressive from the A55 and can be a little tricky to find when you walk up but great when you reach there especially in Autumn.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

Visited after 60 year and had a great day. Last went when I was a child and saw it when it was a beautiful castle and I thought I was going to be disappointed but the the Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust.are doing such a great...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ken S
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Had not been here for about 35 years but as we were staying nearby in a cottage in the hills above Abergele decided to visit, there is free parking, toilets on site but you have to pay to enter the grounds & gardens of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Raymond P
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Still a work in progress but its fascinating to see how much people were willing to lavish on a folly with so few liveable spaces as an added bonus there is a circular walk round Abergele that starts at the southern end but its a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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joan1944514
22 October 2018|
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Response from sashfield | Reviewed this property |
They have a Facebook page which has their contact details on it, they also have special events occasionally.
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Pamela Jane H
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Response from DianeLW | Reviewed this property |
No picnic tables but benches to sit on& lots of grass for blankets. Also on top terrace a lovely restored victorian gazebo that is a great place to picnic - awesome view & out of the wind :)
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