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BodelwyddanUnited Kingdom

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.

Top hotels in Bodelwyddan

Faenol Fawr Hotel
Faenol Fawr Hotel
3.5 out of 5
The price is £110 per night from 23 Oct to 24 Oct

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) ...

3.6/5Good! (11 reviews)

"We were pleasantly surprised by this hotel. Its ran by really friendly staff who are bubbly, polite and happy to chat. The food was lovely. The room was quaint and clean. Seems they are midway through building self-catering rooms. Pretty building too. We will definitely return. 1 hour from Mount ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2020

Faenol Fawr Hotel
Quay Hotel and Spa
Quay Hotel and Spa
4 out of 5
Deganwy Quay, Conwy, Wales
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £135 per night from 16 Nov to 17 Nov

Situated on the riverwalk, this spa hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Llandudno West Shore Beach and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Conwy Castle. Bodysgallen Hall and Conwy ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (503 reviews)

"Friendly and Efficient"…"

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2020

Quay Hotel and Spa
St Tudno Hotel
St Tudno Hotel
3 out of 5
N Parade, Llandudno, Promenade, Llandudno, Wales
The price is £92 per night from 9 Nov to 10 Nov

Nestled on the beach, this Llandudno hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Llandudno North Shore Beach and Llandudno West Shore Beach. Promenade and Llandudno Museum ...

4.3/5Excellent! (92 reviews)

"Excellent location. Many places to eat and visit. Need more staff at hotel and breakfast could be cooked better. However very clean rooms."…"

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2020

St Tudno Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Bodelwyddan

Beaches Chalets
Beaches Chalets
3 out of 5

Situated on the beach, this chalet is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Prestatyn Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Rhyl Golf Club and Rhyl East Beach. Rhyl Beach is 3.1 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (9 reviews)
Very good, don't let the chalet exterior put off

"Enjoyable stay. Fridge and small kitchen were ideal. Good cleanliness and very friendly staff at the hotel when needed. A good base for exploring North Wales."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Beaches Chalets
Tollgate house
Tollgate house
4 out of 5
Tollgate house, Marine drive, Llandudno, Wales
The price is £250 per night from 3 Nov to 4 Nov

Situated in Llandudno, this beach holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Great Orme Tramway and Llandudno West Shore Beach. Home Front Museum and Llandudno ...

5/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
What a find

"Beautifully restored property in stunning location The friendly owner greeted us on arrival and showed us around. Complimentary tea, coffee, milk, prosecco and beer were much appreciated Ideally located for walks, beach and 15 min walk to lovely pub The Snowden which serves great food until 3pm Property ..."…"

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2019

Tollgate house
West Mead Cottage
West Mead Cottage
3.5 out of 5
West Mead, Manor Road, Wirral, England

Situated in Wirral, this cottage is within 9 miles (15 km) of Genting Casino, Vue Cinema and Seacombe Ferry. West Kirby Beach and World Museum Liverpool are ...

5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)

"spotless, cosy, festive, private, ideal get away Hot tub fab"…"

Reviewed on 9 Dec 2019

West Mead Cottage
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Bodelwyddan

Bodelwyddan Castle
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Bodelwyddan Castle

4.5/5(11 reviews)

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.

Conwy Castle
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Conwy Castle

4.5/5(213 reviews)

Built by Edward I between 1283 and 1289 during his conquest of Wales, stunning Conwy Castle is among the finest surviving medieval fortifications in Britain.

Great Orme Country Park
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Great Orme Country Park

4.5/5(279 reviews)

A prominent limestone headland on the north coast of Wales, the Great Orme has mystified historians and archaeologists for centuries.

Llandudno Pier
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Llandudno Pier

4.5/5(242 reviews)

Llandudno Pier is an impressive structure that dominates the coastline of Llandudno, a picturesque town in North Wales. The largest pier in Wales, stretching 2,296 feet into the Irish Sea, is one of the finest, and best preserved, examples of a Victorian pier you will find anywhere in the UK.

Rhyl Beach
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Rhyl Beach

3.5/5(26 reviews)

Rhyl Beach, at the seaside resort of Rhyl on the north-east coast of Wales, has sand stretching about six miles along the coast to Prestatyn. There is safe bathing off most of the length of Rhyl Beach and there is a lifeguard service to guide you to the best places.

Swallow Falls
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Swallow Falls

4.5/5(146 reviews)

Swallow Falls is situated in Swansea in North Wales. It is the highest continuous waterfall in Wales, made up of a multiple waterfall system on the River Llugwy, within the gorgeous Gwydir Forest.

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Saint Asaph

Bodelwyddan Castle featuring heritage elements and a castle

Rhyl

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Rhuddlan