"Worthy entertainment and most cordial welcome were never found wanting at Gwydir". Sir Roger Mostyn, 1670.
Gwydir Castle is a Grade 1 listed early Tudor courtyard house, set in ten acres of important historic gardens and located in the centre of the enchanting Conwy Valley. The ancestral seat of the illustrious Wynn family, Gwydir was the home, in the Elizabethan period, of Katherine Tudor, 'Mam Cymru', the 'Mother of Wales' and cousin of Queen Elizabeth I. Amongst the many notable guests who have stayed at Gwydir are King Charles I, Lord Leicester (Queen Elizabeth's favourite) and more recently King George V and Queen Mary.
The castle is primarily a family home, though guests are warmly welcomed to share in Gwydir's tranquil and timeless atmosphere and languish by a log fire in one of the candle-lit halls. Situated in the foot-hills of Snowdonia, three miles from Betws-y-Coed and twelve miles from the medieval walled town of Conwy, Gwydir is perfectly situated for the enjoyment of all the natural and historic wonders of North Wales.
The castle is within pleasant walking distance of the market town of Llanrwst, with convenient rail and bus connections. There are also several good restaurants and inns in the vicinity for dinner.
Two rooms are available, the 'King's Room,' with its en-suite bathroom, and the 'Duke of Beaufort's Chamber,' with its own private bathroom adjacent. Both rooms have four-poster beds and garden views. The bedrooms are furnished with antiques and, whilst retaining their historic charm, have all the (discreet) concessions to comfort and modernity that the gentle traveller might require.
King's Room, £105 per night;
Duke of Beaufort's Chamber, £95 per night.
Rates are for two people per room and include Full Welsh Breakfast. In addition, a visit to the areas of the castle open to the public is included in the rate.
For reservations, please contact Judy Welford: details are to be found on the `Contact' page.
To guarantee a booking, please send a cheque for £25/$25 per room, per night, payable to Gwydir Castle. This will be returned on settlement of the full sum, or cashed in the event of short-notice cancellation.
We have a minimum two-night stay policy over weekends and three nights over busy Bank Holiday weekends.
Regrettably, we do not accept children under twelve.
Wi-fi access available.
Guests are respectfully requested to arrive after 4pm and no later than 9.30pm.
Bed & Breakfast accommodation available April to October.
The Gatehouse is set within the grounds of Gwydir Castle and sleeps 2 - sorry no pets.
The King's Room
The Duke of Beaufort's Chamber
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