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 it'd take you 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.

For more information about opening times, visit the Gwrych Castle's website.

Station details & facilities

Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Website
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property phone number03333 211 202
Lost Property Website
Telephone typesCards only
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Help provided by on train staff
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark operatorArriva Trains Wales
Car parking spaces6
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

About Gwrych Castle

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. 

Departures and arrivals from Abergele & Pensarn

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Abergele & Pensarn station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to HolyheadTransport for Wales17:16Scheduled
to ChesterTransport for Wales17:402Late
to HolyheadTransport for Wales17:421On time
to ChesterTransport for Wales18:352On time
to HolyheadTransport for Wales18:421On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ShrewsburyTransport for Wales17:16Scheduled
from HolyheadTransport for Wales17:392Late
from ChesterTransport for Wales17:421On time
from HolyheadTransport for Wales18:342On time
from ChesterTransport for Wales18:421On time

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