Bodelwyddan Castle and Park


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Bodelwyddan
Near Rhyl
Denbighshire
LL18 5YA
Wales

Bodelwyddan Castle is a Victorian country house museum with acres of parkland, gardens, family-friendly galleries and events throughout the year. We are a regional partner of the National Portrait Gallery with beautifully restored Victorian rooms providing a spectacular setting for enjoying the 19th century displays. We offer a free audio guide, the 'Bodelwyddan Banqueteers' family trail, interactive galleries exploring how portraits are made, hands-on Victorian Inventions & Amusements gallery, a changing exhibitions programme, and special activities and events for families. There are about 40 acres of grounds for you to explore, including the deer park for walks, picnics and spectacular views; the remains of rare World War 1 practice trenches with new information panels; an adventure play area; walled garden with a maze and Four Seasons Garden designed by Thomas Mawson; woodland walk with bird hide; and a recently restored orchard replated with rare old Welsh varieties. Bodelwyddan Castle is managed by a charitable trust with the education, conservation and social inclusion as its priorities.

Further information

Opening Hours:

10:30 - 17:00 (10:30 - 16:00 in winter) Opening days depend on season, please check website for further information.

Charges:

Gift Aid admission: Adults £6.95, Concessions £5.85, Children (5-18 yrs) £3, Children (under 5 yrs) free Flexible Family Discounts available (applies to family groups with at least one child (5-18 yrs). Annual membership includes unlimited free visits for 12 months for the price of two standard-admission visits. Adults £12.60, Concessions £10.60, Children (5 - 18 yrs)£5.40. Free admission for disabled visitor's carer. Pre-booked group discounts for 12 or more people.

Travel directions:

By road: Follow the signs off Junction 25 off the A55 expressway. Free parking. By train: The nearest station is Rhyl (about 6 miles). Trains run direct from Chester, London, Manchester and Holyhead. There is a taxi rank outside and bus stops nearby. By bus: Bodelwyddan viillage/Glan Clwyd Hospital are the nesrest stops on the regular Rhyl to Denbigh bus service. Approximately 0.75 mile walk to Bodelwydan Castle. Other, less frequent bus services from Conwy and Llandudno. By cycle: North Wales Coastal Cycleway to Rhyl (National Cycle Network Route 5); Afon Clywd Cycleway from Rhyl to Rhuddlan approximately 2 miles north of Bodelwyddan.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children's play area
  • Education facilities available
  • Gardens open to public
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan
  • High chairs in café/restaurant
  • Buggy parking facilities
  • Conference facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Toilets
  • Public car park
  • Picnic area
  • Parking for coaches
  • Cafeteria

Services:

  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Audio guides specifically for blind and partially sighted people
  • Braille information and/or interpretation
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • General audio-guide available
  • General guide to collections available
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Licensed for weddings
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Services/resources offered in Welsh
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Information point provided
  • Guided tours
  • Community outreach programme/service
  • Special educational needs education services available
  • Roleplay/costumed interpreters available
  • Professional development and training for teachers
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Online teaching materials available
  • Early years education service available

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