Gwrych Castle is currently closed to the public until Spring 2022 to make way for this years I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
Gwrych Castle (Welsh: Castell Gwrych meaning "Hedge Castle") is a Grade I listed 19th-century country house near Abergele in Conwy, North Wales. The castle is privately owned and stands in over 240 acres of gardens & grounds with extensive views over former parkland including a deer park and the Irish Sea.
Gwrych Castle was built between 1810 and 1825 by Lloyd Hesketh Bamford-Hesketh and incorporated an earlier house that had been in the ownership of the Lloyds since the late-medieval period.
During World War II, as part of the Kindertransport programme, the Government used the castle to house 200 Jewish refugees. Following the war, the castle and estate was opened to the public as a visitor attraction.
On 13 June 2018, Gwrych Castle and its estate was sold to the current owners, the Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust. Due to the large cost of repairs and restoring lost content, the trust relies on volunteers or/and philanthropists who are able to contribute their time, experiences, knowledge and skills.
The vision is to secure a vibrant and sustainable future for Gwrych Castle and the built structures within its designed landscape, making them appealing, accessible and inspiring places for new and existing audiences to visit, support and enjoy, now and for years to come.