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Bodelwyddan Castle

Voted the most haunted place in Wales, Bodelwyddan Castle in North Wales is popular among both the living and the dead. The 500-year-old castle is a partner of the National Portrait Gallery and its many rooms and corridors are filled with rare artworks, while there's also plenty to entertain the kids for a family-friendly day out.

Bodelwyddan Castle was built in the 15th century by the Humphreys family as a manor house, but was transformed by Sir John Williams in the late 18th Century into a grand gothic castle. During the First World War, the British Army used it as a base and the trenches used for training remain in the grounds. After the war Bodelwyddan Castle became a boarding school. Since 1982 the property has been restored to its 19th century peak and can now be viewed in all its Victorian glory.

Visitors today can take a guided tour of the castle's many historic features and delightful gothic architectural touches, while exploring impressive art collections dotted throughout. Children can enjoy dressing up in Victorian clothes or taking on games and quizzes. Outdoors, Bodelwyddan Castle's large grounds feature a maze, fruit orchard, woodland walk and adventure playground.

The spooky side of Bodelwyddan Castle is also worth exploring on one of its many evening ghost tours, held on various dates throughout the year. A skeleton discovered here 200 years ago remains buried upstairs, and sightings of the castle's previous occupants are common.

Bodelwyddan Castle, located close to the North Wales Expressway, is a 15-minute drive from Rhyl.


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The Kinmel Arms

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    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Abergele, this luxury inn is within 3 miles (5 km) of Bodelwyddan Castle, Knightly's Funfair and Abergele Golf Club. Rhuddlan Nature Reserve and Pensarn Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).

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    Bodelwyddan Castle Wales

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    BODELWYDDAN, DENBIGHSHIRE, Rhyl, WLS
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Rhyl, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Bodelwyddan Castle and within 6 miles (10 km) of Rhuddlan Nature Reserve and Rhuddlan Castle. St. Asaph Cathedral and Bodrhyddan Hall are also within 6 miles (10 km).

      Faenol Fawr Hotel £110
      Faenol Fawr Hotel

      Faenol Fawr Hotel

         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated by the sea, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Bodelwyddan Castle, Rhuddlan Nature Reserve and Rhuddlan Castle. Bodrhyddan Hall is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away.

        Talardy Hotel by Marston's Inns £50
        Talardy Hotel by Marston's Inns

        Talardy Hotel by Marston's Inns

           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Saint Asaph, this inn is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from St. Asaph Cathedral and within 3 miles (5 km) of Rhuddlan Nature Reserve and Rhuddlan Castle. Bodrhyddan Hall and Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are also within 3 miles (5 km).

          Beudy Talgrwn - Two Bedroom House, Sleeps 4
          Beudy Talgrwn - Two Bedroom House, Sleeps 4

          Beudy Talgrwn - Two Bedroom House, Sleeps 4

          Beudy Talgrwn, Abergele, WLS
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Abergele, this holiday home is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Bodelwyddan Castle and within 6 miles (10 km) of Knightly's Funfair and Abergele Golf Club. St. Asaph Cathedral and Rhuddlan Nature Reserve are also within 6 miles (10 km).

            Explore the North Wales Coast, Snowdonia National Park, Market Towns and Even the Roman City of Ches
            Explore the North Wales Coast, Snowdonia National Park, Market Towns and Even the Roman City of Ches

            Explore the North Wales Coast, Snowdonia National Park, Market Towns and Even the Roman City of Ches

            Beudy Talgrwn, Abergele, WLS
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Abergele, this holiday home is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Bodelwyddan Castle and within 6 miles (10 km) of Knightly's Funfair and Abergele Golf Club. St. Asaph Cathedral and Rhuddlan Nature Reserve are also within 6 miles (10 km).

              Isfryn 1 bed Cottage
              Isfryn 1 bed Cottage

              Isfryn 1 bed Cottage

                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Denbigh, this holiday home is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Bodelwyddan Castle and within 6 miles (10 km) of St. Asaph Cathedral and Rhuddlan Nature Reserve. Bodrhyddan Hall and Rhuddlan Castle are also within 9 miles (15 km).

                Ty Nain
                Ty Nain

                Ty Nain

                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Denbigh, this cottage is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Bodelwyddan Castle and within 6 miles (10 km) of St. Asaph Cathedral and Rhuddlan Nature Reserve. Bodrhyddan Hall and Rhuddlan Castle are also within 9 miles (15 km).