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- Swimming Pool
- Own Parking
- Four Poster Bed
- Wi-Fi Access
- Rural Location
Located in the scenic county of Denbighshire, Bodelwyddan Castle is both popular historic landmark and adult only hotel. Travelers come here to find out more about the past of one of the oldest inhabited region in Wales, to admire unique works of art and to enjoy the high class accommodation and service provided within this historic castle.
The mansion's origins go back to 1460, when the original edifice was build by the Humphreys as a secondary residence. More than two centuries later (around 1690), the property was purchased by another emblematic Welsh family - the Williams. The castle owes its current appearance to one of its members - Sir John Hay Williams, who hired two outstanding architects to manage the renovation and re-designing works. After having served as a military hospital during the First World War and a girls school between 1920 and 1982, the building became a museum and art gallery under Clwyd County Council's management.
The hotel's services
Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel appeared at the end of the 20th century and it provides different accommodation options to all those who appreciate professional services and the luxury of spending a break in a Victorian mansion. Therefore, if you are over 21, all you have to do is to pick one of the Standard, Signature or Royal Rooms and you will benefit from all the services the hotels offers: delicious British and international dishes carefully prepared by the restaurant's staff; steam room, sauna, massage and other spa treatments; a sizable indoor heated swimming pool; snooker and croquet sessions, etc.
There is no other hotel in North Wales that could provide you with such a wide range of services and activities. On the hotel's grounds, you can take a walk in the beautiful landscaped park. If you are a wildlife enthusiast, you will certainly enjoy the foot trails that crisscross the castle's woodland. Bird watchers can practice their hobby here and if butterflies are your thing, the Bodelwyddan Castle's walking treks are the perfect choice. History lovers will enjoy the opportunity to discover training trenches dating from the First World War. Located in the proximity of Kinmel Park Camp (a local training camp), the castle's premises were used during those times as training ground for new recruits.
The castle's tour
As captivating as the rugged scenery surrounding the castle may be, don't miss the opportunity of touring the building's interior as well. The partnership with cultural establishments like the National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Royal Academy of Arts has certainly enhanced the historic mansion's value as a tourist attraction. Inside the walls of this nicely renovated Victorian building, you can admire a valuable 19th century portraits collection, photos witnessing the castle's past, pieces of furniture, sculptures and many other types of exhibits.
The hotel's position opens a variety of options if you want to go on a day trip and explore the surroundings. Other impressive castles (Conwy, Caernarfon), the colourful Bodnant Gardens, the exquisite Marble Church, Snowdonia National Park and Great Ormes Country Park are all within an hour's drive from Bodelwyddan Castle.