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Gwydir Castle

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Address: Llanrwst LL26 0PN, Wales
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+44 1492 641687
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This castle was built in the 14th century and is considered one of the...

This castle was built in the 14th century and is considered one of the finest Tudor house in Wales.

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Amazing find and an even better story

Just off the beaten track enough to miss the crowds ... incredible restoration with family living inplace. Wandered the grounds and building for hours and felt there was so much... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
IcyWolf
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SD, USA
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SD, USA
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51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just off the beaten track enough to miss the crowds ... incredible restoration with family living inplace. Wandered the grounds and building for hours and felt there was so much more yet to see ... The Lebanon cedars and peacocks, the tapestries and window works, the fireplaces and intricate woodwork, the historic tales and the Castle's in the Air controversy... More 

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Thank IcyWolf
UK
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I loved this place! Having read Judy's book, Castles in the Air we came with an open mind and an understanding that where we were staying was a medieval house clutched back from dereliction and lovingly restored by a young couple with more passion than sense. Thank God for their determination and fortitude. An absolute magical gem of a house... More 

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Thank jules100
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

A lovely warm welcome from Judy. She made us a cup of tea which was a lovely touch. Our room was quirky and very of the period. Very clean and stylish, basic and comfortable. Different and fun. No tv but bring your computer and wifi available no problem. Slept like a log and awoke to a hearty breakfast seated in... More 

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Thank adele o
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This pretty fortified house not easily noticed from the road was the ancestral home of the Wynne family. It fell into terrible disrepair but in the 1990s a young couple from London purchased the property and gardens in order to restore it to its original appearance of the 1500s. They have done a wonderful job and the house and gardens... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We visited Gwydir Castle at the end of September. We went in through the little door and rang the handbell for attention - how fantastic to go somewhere that doesn't have all the modernised reception and tea room at the front. The grounds are beautiful. We particularly liked the Cedar of Lebanon that were nearly 400 years old. Some work... More 

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Thank Daniel T
Delray Beach, Florida
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The self-tour of the castle after our overnight stay was interesting to view and the gardens are nice. However, I could not wait to end our overnight stay. Our bedroom was not yet ready for overnight visitors. I do not recommend staying in Gwydir Castle. The room was very musty smelling (probably from the bed hangings, there were cobwebs at... More 

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juno01, Manager at Gwydir Castle, responded to this review

Debbie, our American visitor, wanted elevators and a hotel experience. This Gwydir cannot provide. We offer small-scale Bed & Breakfast with comfortable, atmospheric rooms. To say that there was a ‘hole’ in the floor is a gross exaggeration, as indeed are her other comments. We have gently undulating 17th century floorboards, which are listed for their historical interest. Most of... More 

Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

If you are thinking about making visiting this place a part of your holiday in North Wales, just do it! Old atmospheric 'castle' and gardens to explore. The guidebook on sale is an interesting short read. The peacocks must love it here!

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Thank Emma J
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

An exquisite tiny medieval castle and garden lovingly restored by the owners including bringing back from New York The dining room panelling 'looted' by the Americans and left languishing in the bowels of the Met Museum . A stunning achievement

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Thank Deborah H
Northwich, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

It is amazing that you are allowed to wander freely throughout this fine building. On a fine day the house and gardens are splendid but on a wet day the house is a welcome refuge! The work that has been done on the property is wonderful and the experience has to be undergone to appreciate it fully.

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Thank William R
Conwy, United Kingdom
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315 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate that the weather was so good. Lovely gardens outside, plenty to see. The peacocks were very friendly and were fairly tame. Plenty of young chicks too. The house itself, is well worth a visit. Restored so well. Lovely to look around. So important in the history of the local area. You are now able to stay there... More 

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Thank Carolyn F

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