|Set in 200 acres of parkland with breathtaking views of the
Clwydian Hills and the mountains of Snowdonia less than an hour away the Grade
II listed Bodelwyddan Castle offers an experience that's truly unforgettable.
Its ivy clad turrets commanding hilltop position and sense of solid
indomitability at first suggest a medieval stronghold. Yet the history of
Bodelwyddan is altogether more benign. For it was the intention of the
Victorians in 1830 not to raise a fortress but to display a family's wealth as
visibly and romantically as possible. And you're part of a fairytale from the
moment you cross Bodelwyddan's Gothic threshold. Look out for the
Jacobean-style staircase the medieval weaponry in the entrance hall the
sculpture gallery with its stunning vaulted ceiling and the original marble
chimneypiece dating from 1700.
Fairytale Bodelwyddan Castle is packed with things to do it's attached to the National Portrait Gallery's inventive museum the Victorian Collection. There is croquet and other indoor and outdoor facilities including pool and health suite and a four rink indoor Bowls complex.
Look out for the unique First World War practice trenches! On a Warner Leisure Hotels short break there's live entertainment every night with breakfast three course dinner and accommodation all included in the price.