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.
Situated in Bodelwyddan, this hotel is close to Bodelwyddan Castle, Rhuddlan Nature Reserve and Rhuddlan Castle. Local attractions also include Bodrhyddan Hall.
Situated in Abergele, this luxury inn is within 3 miles (5 km) of Bodelwyddan Castle, Knightly's Funfair and Pensarn Beach. Gwrych Castle and Rhuddlan Nature Reserve are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Situated in Denbigh, this luxury bed & breakfast is within 6 miles (10 km) of Bodelwyddan Castle, Denbigh Castle and Silver Birch Golf Course. Rhuddlan Nature Reserve and Rhuddlan Castle are also within 9 miles (15 km).
Situated in Abergele, this holiday home is close to Knightly's Funfair, Marine Lake and Rhyl Miniature Railway. Also nearby are Marsh Tracks and The Palace Fun Centre.
Situated in Rhyl, this property is close to Brickfield Pond, Marsh Tracks and Marine Lake. Also nearby are Rhyl Miniature Railway and The Palace Fun Centre.
Situated near the beach in the city centre, this campsite is close to Brickfield Pond, Marsh Tracks and Rhyl Miniature Railway. Also nearby are Marine Lake and The Palace Fun Centre.
Situated in a rural location, this luxury guesthouse is within 9 mi (15 km) of Bodelwyddan Castle, Rhyl Beach and Prestatyn Beach. Talacre Lighthouse and Deva Stadium are also within 32 mi (52 km).
Situated in Rhyl, this guesthouse is close to The Palace Fun Centre, Marsh Tracks and Rhyl Tourist Information Centre. Also nearby are Rhyl Miniature Railway and Children's Village.