The nearest train station to Gwrych Castle is Abergele & Pensarn, which is accessible from a large number of UK cities including Manchester, Liverpool, London and Leeds. From the station, the castle is approximately 1.8 miles away if you were to walk taking around 40 minutes. There is a local bus service as well leaving the station every 12-15 minutes and takes just 22 minutes to reach the entrance to the castle grounds, from here it's a short ten-minute walk along the drive. Look out for the Sapphire 12 service when leaving the train station.
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Gwrych Castle sits on the site of a Norman castle dating back to the 12th century. Destroyed during the English Civil War by Cromwell's army the newest castle was constructed in 1819 and took some six years to complete. Now a Grade 1 listed building Gwrych Castle is set back in a hill facing towards the Irish Sea, surrounded by trees. At its majestic best the castle boasted 128 rooms, 28 of which being bedrooms plus 19 embattled towers.
After a 20 year campaign to restore the castle, local resident and architectural historian Dr Mark Baker re-opened part of the castle to the public in 2015. More recently Gwrych Castle was visited by Michael Portillo during his latest series - Great British Railway Journeys.
The castle and gardens are open daily between 9 am and 4 pm for guided tours. Last admission is at 14:30. There are also open days throughout the year, for more information visit the website http://gwrychtrust.co.uk