Castle Ownership Update

Today was to be the auction date for the castle. Last week, following the trust’s formal offer to purchase prior to auction, the castle was withdrawn from sale. The trust is aiming to complete the purchase in May. Thank you for your support.

Open Gardens

Party Games, Music, Craft Stall, Refreshments and Scout Parade on Sunday

Ghost Hunt at Gwrych Castle

Gwrych Castle Ghost Hunt, tickets are £40 per person with various Saturdays available throughout 2018.

Securing the future of Gwrych Castle

Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust welcomes the opportunity presented by the decision of the current owners, EPM UK, to offer the Castle for sale. This is an exciting opportunity for the Trust to fulfill its long-term ambition to purchase the Castle and to restore and safeguard it for the nation.

Work begins to restore the Melon House

A huge thanks to the Rhyl Flats Offshore Wind Farm Community Fund for their grant in enabling us to being work on restoring The Melon House.

Easter Dragon Egg Hunt

Join us over the Easter holidays to run through muddy woodlands, around the mystical Gwrych Castle and along nature trails on our Dragon Egg Hunt.

Exclusive Valentine’s Evening with Canapés and Prosecco

Spend Valentines in a place like no other! A luxurious, historic spot in the heart of the castle that overlooks the Irish Sea…

Haunted New Year’s Eve at Gwrych Castle

To book click here!

Fancy something different this New Year’s Eve?

Gwrych Trust in conjunction with DeadLive are hosting an evening at Gwrych Castle to bring in the New Year with a twist! There will be food, frights, fireworks and bubbly to raise a toast to 2017. We will be taking you where the haunting is happening. Dinner will be served at the castle with amazing views out over the Vale of Clwyd. Guests will then be taken on a walkabout around the site to become acquainted with the enchanting castle. Following this, vigils will take place around the grounds of the castle and the buildings restored by the Trust.

There have been reports of guests connecting with the Countess of Dundonald and the other ghosts that haunt Gwrych Castle. Over the years many have felt, heard and also communicated with the spirits of old game keepers, servants and the dark energy of Lord Dundonald. Are you bold enough to brave the dark in a haunted castle?

Deadlive will commence the spooky event with a short welcome talk followed by an equipment presentation. The team will escort you around the castle with lights on. After your safety walk, guests will be divided into smaller groups and the lights will be turned off. In the smaller groups vigils will take place in and around the castle using a range of paranormal equipment including dowsing rods, K2 meters, and table tipping for those who want to participate.

It is advisable to wear layered clothing as temperatures can get cold on investigations and we recommend flat shoes with non-slip soles, as you will be walking around in the dark and on staircases with no lighting. Don’t forget your torch as the event does take place in locations that will be dark. You are welcome to bring cameras and personal paranormal investigation equipment. As well as food, there will be tea & coffee available to warm you up during the night. Atmidnight, the fireworks display will commence and guests will be able to watch the spectacular displays which will be going off from Gwrych Castle and across the Vale of Clwyd. Please note alcohol is not permitted during the investigation.

This event is for persons aged 16 and over only.

All proceeds go to the Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust.

Disclaimer: please note that filming will be occurring throughout the night. By purchasing a ticket you acknowledge this and grant Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust and the BBC the right to broadcast your image as needs require. You waive all right to have your image obscured and waive all rights to determine how Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust and the BBC may choose to use images and recordings of the evening in which you may occur.

Christmas Grotto at Gwrych Castle

Whether marking a child's first Christmas or honouring an age-old family tradition, a visit to the Victorian Christmas Grotto at Gwrych Castle is the perfect way to start the festive season, as well as an opportunity to make special memories that will be remembered forever. Father Christmas will be paying a special visit to the old Bakehouse which has been transformed into a winter wonderland. Journey through Gwrych Castle grounds before meeting Father Christmas in his tower grotto. You are welcome to take as many photographs with Father Christmas as you wish. As children wait anxiously to meet Father Christmas they’ll write their letter to him and post it in his North Pole postbox at the castle. Each child will take home a special gift from Father Christmas.

The Grotto is located in the restored Bakehouse at Gwrych Castle. When you arrive, please park on the castle's main terrace. You will be met by one of Father Christma’s elves who will show you the pathway up to the grotto. There is a short walk with a gentle incline to reach the grotto from the main terrace. The booked timeslot is for an hour – please arrive promptly as the whole experience will take approximately 45 minutes. The timeslots are at 11am; 12pm; 1pm; 2pm and 3pm.

TO BOOK!

Due to limited space each child visiting Santa’s Grotto may be accompanied by a maximum of two adults.
Ticket price is £10 per child. Terms and conditions apply – full non-refundable, non-transferable pre-payment required at time of booking. A booking fee of £1.21 per ticket will be charged for all orders.

The Grotto is located in the restored Bakehouse at Gwrych Castle. When you arrive, please park on the castle’s main terrace. You will be met by one of Father Christmas’s elves who will show you the pathway up to the grotto. There is a short walk with a gentle incline to reach grotto from the main terrace. The booked timeslot is for an hour – please arrive promptly as the whole experience will take approximately 45 minutes. The timeslots are at 11am; 12pm; 1pm; 2pm and 3pm.