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Bodelwyddan Castle

Bodelwyddan Castle

Bodelwyddan Castle is a historic mansion and estate located in Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire, Wales. Originally built as a manor house in the 15th century, it was later transformed into a Victorian Gothic Revival castle in the 19th century. The castle is renowned for its stunning architecture and picturesque setting.

The castle has had various owners throughout its history, including the Humphreys, Williams, and Kinmel families. In the late 19th century, it was acquired by the Williams family, who commissioned extensive renovations and expansions, transforming it into the grand castle it is today.

Bodelwyddan Castle features distinctive architectural elements of the Victorian Gothic Revival style, including pointed arches, battlements, and ornate details. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens and a large estate, providing a tranquil and scenic environment for visitors to explore.

Today, Bodelwyddan Castle serves as a visitor attraction and a cultural center. It houses the Bodelwyddan Castle Trust, which operates a museum and gallery within the castle. The museum showcases a diverse collection of artifacts, artworks, and historical exhibits, including military memorabilia and Victorian-era items. The castle’s art gallery hosts rotating exhibitions of contemporary and traditional artwork.

The estate also offers various amenities for visitors, including a tea room, gift shop, and outdoor spaces for picnics and leisurely walks. The castle and its grounds are often used as a venue for events, weddings, and concerts.

Bodelwyddan Castle is a beloved destination for history enthusiasts, art lovers, and those seeking a glimpse into the grandeur of Victorian-era architecture. Its rich heritage, cultural offerings, and picturesque surroundings make it a popular attraction in North Wales.


Bodelwyddan Castle, Bodelwyddan. LL18 5YA

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Opening hours

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday
  • Saturday
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Grounds open 10:30 - 17:00.
CLOSED MONDAY and FRIDAY except for pre-booked groups and schools.
Last admission to the house is 30 minutes before closing.
Caffi Celf (The Cafe) is open from 10:30 - 17:00 (only on the open days above).

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