Gwydir Castle is situated in the beautiful Conwy Valley and is set within a Grade 1 listed, 10-acre garden. Built by the illustrious Wynn family c1500, Gwydir is a fine example of a Tudor courtyard house, incorporating re-used medieval material from the dissolved Abbey of Maenan. Further additions date from c1600 and c1826. The important 1640s panelled Dining Room has now been reinstated, following its repatriation from the New York Metropolitan Museum.
Public Opening Times:
1st April - 31st October
10am - 4.00pm.
Closed Mondays and Saturdays (Except BH Weekends)
Festival of Gardens North Wales
History. Poetry: A guided tour by owner, Peter Welford.
Limited openings at other times.
Please telephone for details.
Guided tours by arrangement.
Admission: Adult £6.00, Child £3.00,
Conc. £5.50, Group discount 10%
Sorry, no dogs allowed.
By Judy Corbett
Paperback published by Ebury Press, £7.99
Click this link to order Castles in the Air
Castles in the Air is the autobiographical story of the rescue of Gwydir Castle.
'The most remarkable architectural detective story of our time' Tom Lloyd author of the Lost Houses of Wales.
'A funny, intensely romantic story.' Sunday Telegraph.
'Hugely enjoyable. Corbett writes with great style and energy,' Daily Mail.
'The remarkable tale of one couple's quest to restore a Welsh castle to its original, authentic grandeur - against all odds. Beautifully descriptive, this is a tale that reverberates with romance, suspense and great humour.' The Good Book Guide.
'Highly amusing...the best first hand ghost story I have read in years.' Country Life.
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