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Bodelwyddan Castle

Bodelwyddan Castle
Bodelwyddan Castle, once a family home and now a hotel.

Set in 260 acres of parkland, the castle was rebuilt in the 1830s as a home rather than a fortification, but the first castle on the site was built around 1460.

By World War I the house was a recuperation hospital for wounded soldiers.

And in 1920, the then owners, the Williams-Wynn family, could no longer afford its upkeep and leased it to Lowther College as a girls' private school.

In the 1980s the site was bought by the former Clwyd County Council which had hoped to make it a visitor attraction before it was taken over by a hotel chain which hosts a number of events, including regular ghost vigils.

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