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Gwrych Castle

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Great place for a wedding

we attended a family wedding held in the grounds of the castle,couldn't have been a better location... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Finally visited the castle in the hills

We’ve been coming to Llandudno at least once a year for over 49 years and always wondered about the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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  • Average2%
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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 4 days 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 4 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank wsky2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited after hearing that the castle had been recently taken over by a new Trust and was open to the public.I had only ever seen it on the hillside and been intrigued without knowing anything about it. A friend gave me the name so...More

3  Thank tstapledon47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gwrych Castle has had a terrible recent past: institutional neglect; wholesale vandalism and more. However, a Trust has formed to save the castle and they have done excellent work in the gardens and grounds. Now they actually OWN the castle and things are moving quickly...More

2  Thank richarddl137
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve had the pleasure of driving passed this castle for over 60 years. I have followed various publicity over many years. It’s fantastic to see Gwrych castle returning slowly but oh so certainly to it’s former glory. I’ve taken our young grandchildren there and they...More

1  Thank hrd20182018
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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
2 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