Gwrych Castle

A castle embodying the ideals of the Romantic Movement

Gwrych Castle, Llanddulas Road, Abergele, LL22 8ET

The gorgeous landscape around Gwrych Castle in Wales

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Free for members
  • Accessible parking
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
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Gwrych Castle is a Grade I listed country house in North Wales and one of the most talked about attractions in Britain due to hosting ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! for two consequent years.

Designed by Lloyd Hesketh Bamford-Hesketh and built between 1810 and 1822, Gwrych Castle embodies the ideals of the Romantic Movement set within a picturesque yet ancient inspired landscape.

Opening Times

Open 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm (with last admission at 4pm).

01745 826023

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Historic Houses members visit free.

Other admission:

  • Under 3 – Free
  • Carer (one carer per paying visitor, proof required) – Free
  • Children – £5
  • Concession (terms can be found on our website) – £8
  • Adult – £10.00
  • Family (2A, 3C) – £30.00

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One of the finest castellated mansions in Britain

While the Grade I listed house is unquestionably one of the finest examples of castellated mansion in Britain, the designed landscape, begun in the early 1700s by the Lloyds of Gwrych, is of outstanding importance too, as one of the great achievements of the picturesque in Wales.

Gwrych Castle overhead

A place of peaceful enjoyment

From the caves at Cefn-yr-Ogof to Lady Emily’s Tower, and from the Nant-y-Bella bridge to the Iron Age hillforts of Tan-y-Gopa and Pen-y-Corddyn Mawr, numerous fascinating built and natural structures provide focal points within a magical wooded setting, originally conceived as a place of peaceful enjoyment.

The Welsh hills around Gwrych Castle

The Welsh hills around Gwrych Castle

Requisitioned for Operation Kindertransport

During World War II the castle was requisitioned as part of Operation Kindertransport and in 1946 was sold by the Dundonald family, ending nearly 1000 years of continuous family ownership.

The water features of Gwrych Castle Wales

Getting here

Gwrych Castle, Llanddulas Road, Abergele, LL22 8ET

Public transport

The nearest train station is Abergele and Pensarn. Nearest bus stop is on Llanddulas Road opposite Eldon Drive. The bus services that regularly visit are No’s 12, 13 and 21. This bus stop is immediately outside the main entrance to the castle.


From the A547, turn right onto the drive to Gwrych Castle. Pass under a very large stone arch with two large round towers and drive up the drive to enter the Gwrych Castle Estate. Continue along the drive for around half a mile.


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