This picturesque town nestles within the beautiful countryside of North Wales and is home to a large number of historic buildings.
Come to Bodelwyddan and see over 60 buildings dating from the Middle Ages through to both world wars. Head out into the countryside for scenic walks, play a round of golf and enjoy a drink at the local pub.
Visit Faenol Fawr, an Elizabethan mansion now used as a hotel. See Tudor fireplaces and the original wooden staircases or tour the beautiful gardens and neighboring dovecote. The hotel has facilities for non-guests too. Book a table at the restaurant to appreciate the floor-to-ceiling wooden panels and roaring fireplace, while enjoying a range of locally sourced food and wide selection of wines.
Head south of Faenol Fawr to Marble Church. You can see it from miles away, but view it close up to really admire the elaborate construction. The church was built from a limestone that resembles porcelain and incorporates more than a dozen different kinds of marble. You’ll also see the intricate wooden carvings, gothic gargoyles and Victorian stained-glass windows. Visit the war memorial chapel and walk through the churchyard to see over 100 graves from World War I.
Find Bodelwyddan Castle farther south. Made from white stone and clad in ivy, the castle was built as a manor house in 1460 before being reconstructed in the 1830s. Explore the nine rooms and see the original features and large collection of Victorian portraits. Borrow a free audio-visual guide from the reception area to learn as much as possible. The grounds include formal gardens, a maze and an orchard. Look for practice trenches from World War I, when the castle served as a hospital and training ground. The castle has been on television shows such as Most Haunted and offers a range of paranormal tours.
Local accommodations are limited to Faenol Fawr and Bodelwyddan Castle themselves, but nearby towns such as Rhyl and Abergele offer other accommodations. Reach Bodelwyddan by train, car or local bus services.