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Bodelwyddan Castle & Park

Bodelwyddan, Rhyl LL18 5YA, Wales
+44 1745 584060
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I can really recommend a visit to this wonderful castle, so much to see and do with a fascinating... read more

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Anna O
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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The Castle tour is very interesting, walk around on your own, there are staff to ask any questions... read more

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J M
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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Dating from the Late Middle Ages to the First World War and beyond, Bodelwyddan Castle & Park is now an independent museum and charity. Explore the historic house, discover fascinating histories, and enjoy locally and regionally significant artworks, including watercolours by Lady Hay Williams of Bodelwyddan. Enjoy a peaceful walk in the 16-acre woodland. Stroll through the orchard, garden and deer park. Visit the bird hide and MiniBod's Little Kingdom butterfly and minibeast glade. Or discover something new on a nature event. Learn about Victorian inventors, popular pastimes and the science of moving pictures in our Inventions & Amusements interactive galleries. Or become a museum adventurer with our free Explorer Buckets and Discovery Trails. Other attractions include: Adventure play area, Family events, Free activities, Free iBod guide, and Interactive galleries. During the First World War Bodelwyddan Castle was part of Wales's largest army camp, Kinmel Camp. The WW1 Trenches Experience will take you back to The Great War Era, and is our living memorial to honour the men who passed through Kinmel Camp at that time.
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Bodelwyddan, Rhyl LL18 5YA, Wales
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Reviewed today

I can really recommend a visit to this wonderful castle, so much to see and do with a fascinating history. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit, only £3 when staying at the hotel and must say the best £3 ever spent on holiday.

Thank Anna O
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Castle tour is very interesting, walk around on your own, there are staff to ask any questions. The park gardens are beautiful, childrens area, seating to sit a while or have a picnic.

1  Thank J M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited with family so much to see and not overly expensive well worth the money so interesting and the tour guide so informative even my son (8) enjoyed his visit highly recommend to all.

Thank Diane K
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a lovely castle with a very interesting history, we were staying in the on site hotel and got in with reduced entrance. Very interesting with things for children to do. Nice grounds to wander in.More

1  Thank Carol52 C
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Lorraine L, Marketing Officer at Bodelwyddan Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review and I hope that you enjoyed your stay at Bodelwyddan. Our grounds are indeed beautiful all year round and are under the care of our Enviromental manager Hywel, and his dedicated group of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great afternoon at Bodelwyddan Castle. Loved looking around the castle and the exhibits, plenty of hands on activities too which was good. Great to see Kyffin Williams paintings in such a grand surroundings. Enjoyed the trails around the woodland and the walled gardens...More

Thank Angela L
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Lorraine L, Marketing Officer at Bodelwyddan Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. The Sir Kyffin Williams paintings certainly look wonderful in the Staircase Hall, and we are fortunate to have several on view. The woodlands have been beautiful this summer, and extremely popular with both...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having researched this attraction on the website and finding no mention of any restrictions concerning dogs in fact it seemed ideal with woodland walk and park. We arrived today to find a small half hidden NO DOGS sign and other signage saying assistance dogs only...More

Thank pawprints2016
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Lorraine L, Marketing officer at Bodelwyddan Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Our website mentions three times that only assistance dogs are allowed onsite, due to the family friendly nature of our attraction with varied wildlife onsite. From our website : 1/ "The 16-acre grounds also include a Welsh fruit orchard and picnic areas. One of our...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent day out here, lots for the kids to do. Mine especially enjoyed the Victorian toys, and dressing up in the school area. We played croquet, giant draughts, and they loved the play area. We took the storytelling tour through the Woods...More

Thank jamiedavies_x
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Lorraine L, Marketing Officer at Bodelwyddan Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are very much a family orientated attraction and pride ourselves on having lots for our younger visitors to do! There is so much wildlife here at Bodelwyddan Castle & Park, but the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful church with marble columns well worth a visit do go and see the Canadian war graves small cafe open for tea or coffee.More

Thank Jennifer M
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Lorraine L, Marketing Officer at Bodelwyddan Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am confused at your comments as we are a Charitable Trust dedicated to conservation and education, who manage the beautiful grounds that you enjoyed during your visit to the adjacent Warners Hotel. We do have a small café onsite, however are most certainly not...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the castle and grounds having been to the area on numerous occasions and never having visited before. There is plenty of free parking and the entrance fee was reasonable. There is a cafe on site which serves ice cream, panini, drinks etc. The castle...More

Thank Charlotte1011
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Lorraine L, Marketing Officer at Bodelwyddan Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed and positive review which is very much appreciated by the staff and volunteers here at Bodelwyddan Castle & Park. The Trench Experience is extremely popular and our volunteer led tours sell out quickly. I...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Castle has very little to see, and little to no valuable antiques. Overpriced for what is on offer. Would never return again. Also received a very cold reception at the hotel which has put me off from staying there.More

2  Thank ireveal
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Lorraine L, Marketing Officer at Bodelwyddan Castle & Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am concerned at your somewhat brief review which in no way describes our attraction. With a family history going back to the 1600's there is plenty to see at Bodelwyddan Castle and Park. Perhaps you missed the outstanding (and extremely valuable) collection of Welsh...More

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judeles
28 July 2018|
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Response from Lorraine L | Property representative |
We are certainly disability friendly with wheelchairs available if required, plus a lift to the first floor to enable you to visit the WW1 exhibition presently on display, plus the illusions gallery. There is a second floor... More
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MissLoreleiLee
15 July 2018|
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Response from Lorraine L | Property representative |
We follow Denbighshire school holidays and from this week are open 7 days a week, 10:30 until 5. As Mike correctly said, we are closed to the public Mondays & Fridays only during school term times.
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Joan M
4 April 2018|
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I would suggest you contact one of the local taxi firms and enquiring if they have a set fee.
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