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Gwrych Castle

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Lord of the Rings

Still a work in progress but its fascinating to see how much people were willing to lavish on a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark K
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Gorgeous place to visit

Been a few times over that years walked up the mountain and to Emily's castle lovi g the fact the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bury, United Kingdom
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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
+44 1745 826023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Mark K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been a few times over that years walked up the mountain and to Emily's castle lovi g the fact the place is getting renovated...will continue to come year after year and see what's been done with the place and the views are amazing

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Gwrych Castle last week for the third time. With the hard work of the preservation trust, the castle is gradually coming back to life. The view from the castle walls is stunning. We were so impressed with the work of the Gwrych Castle...More

1  Thank Jenny L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we attended a family wedding held in the grounds of the castle,couldn't have been a better location ,the views were out of this world and the castle was a great backdrop for the photos and "reception" good luck for the future to the restoration of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been coming to Llandudno at least once a year for over 49 years and always wondered about the castle in the hills. So pleased to have had the opportunity to visit at long last. What an idyllic setting. Good luck with the huge renovation...More

Thank LindaBoxer2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The castle is a brilliant few hours out with the family to take in the stunning scenery, views and fresh air of North Wales. The walk up the driveway boasts amazing sights over the coast and further up into the castle you can see the...More

Thank Laura T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having seen this castle from the road whilst out and about on holiday and wondering what it was, we searched the internet and found it. To get there as the website says follow their instructions rather than the sat nav and you can’t go wrong....More

Thank mr_bukaroo
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We have visited Gwrych Castle several times now and I can't stop thinking how amazing job the Preservation Trust has done so far! From dangerous ruins they turned it into place full of life! Constantly something going on in Gwrych Castle : Ghost Hunts, Medieval...More

Thank vintersorg81
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

I am a big fan of ruins and this was just perfect. The volunteers that run it are friendly and knowledgeable. Would like to say a big thank you to Lewis for taking time out to tell us the history of the Castle. A massive...More

1  Thank scouse_mouse_2000uk
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Very interesting to look around the castle,lovely area nice walks and very picturesque, worth a day out

1  Thank wsky2016
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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 :)
Teleri P
3 April 2018|
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Response from ang m | Reviewed this property |
I second the answer given by Dinny. Nothing but portaloos at present and a few steep climbs if bringing a pram. But worth it. Also worth noting that Abergele is literally 3 mins drive away and there is a huge Tesco there... More