Gwrych Castle, Llanddulas Road, Abergele, Conwy, North Wales, LL22 8ET

Gwrych Castle is privately owned by EPM UK limited and the Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust works in partnership with them to enable public access to the site with the gardens open to the public on a regular basis.

Several times a year, large-scale open days are organised for visitors to view the restoration works and for guided tours of the historic buildings and gardens.

Private tours are available by appointment, and cost £10 per person. Please email Gwrych Trust for further information. There is no public access to the main castle otherwise. Parking for private tours will be advised when a booking is made.

Open Days

Open Days are held during the year for members of the public to visit Gwrych Castle and to see the restoration work being undertaken. Open day parking is provided by Manorafon Farm and within the Gwrych Castle Estate.

Satellite Navigation: Please be aware that if using ‘sat nav’ you will arrive near but not at Gwrych Castle. Open Day instructions for visiting can be found below. Please ensure that you read the local directions provided:

Travelling East (From Chester)

Stay on the A55 to junction 24 sign posted Abergele • Follow the A547 through Abergele • Proceed straight through 2 sets of traffic lights • At the Tescos roundabout take the 1st exit, straight on • Continue to follow the A547 for approximately 300 metres • Turn left up Tan y Gopa Road and immediately turn right onto the drive to Gwrych Castle • Pass under a very large stone arch with two large round towers and drive up the drive to enter the Gwrych Castle Estate • Manorafon Farm is approximately 300 metres on the left and open day parking is to be found in the field opposite • please follow the signs to be ushered into the car park • There is then a short walk of approximately 10 minutes to the castle along the drive

Travelling West (From Holyhead)

Stay on the A55 to junction 23 sign posted Llanddulas and Abergele • Follow the A547 through Llanddulas heading for Abergele for approx 2 miles •  At the Business Park roundabout take the 2nd exit, straight on • After reaching the 30mph speed limit turn right after 200 metres • Turn right up Tan y Gopa Road and immediately turn right onto the drive to Gwrych Castle • Pass under a very large stone arch with two large round towers and drive up the drive to enter the Gwrych Castle Estate • Manorafon Farm is approximately 300 metres on the left and open day parking is to be found in the field opposite • please follow the signs to be ushered into the car park • There is then a short walk of approximately 10 minutes to the castle along the drive

Disabled Access

While we welcome all visitors, disabled visitors need to bear in mind that the Gwrych Castle Estate is a large property with great distances between various parts of the site. There is no public access at all to the main building due to its ruinous state. The terrain is often uneven, with many steep footpaths. Many of our pathways are unsuitable for wheelchair users and slopes can be tiring for a person assisting. Some self-drive three-wheeled vehicles, other pavement vehicles and powered wheelchairs may have difficulty on Gwrych Castle’s terrain. At all times please wear sensible footwear.

Open Day Parking: There is no disabled parking on site due to access restrictions. The nearest parking is at Manorafon Farm at the part way along the main drive from the junction of the A547 and Tan yr Gopa Road, Abergele. This is limited so early arrival is advisable. There is on road parking on the A547 outside of the castle’s estate boundary wall.

Walking Distance from Open Day Parking: Please be aware that this is approximately ¾ mile to the main arena and another ¼ mile to the main castle terrace. It is uphill and the surface is uneven in places.

Toilets: There are no accessible toilets. Portable toilets  will be provided on the main arena field and on the main terrace. The nearest accessible toilet is at Tesco’s, ¼ mile from the main gates.

Formal Gardens and Gardener’s Tower: There is access to the gardens, both by vehicles and wheelchairs.

As Gwrych Castle is privately owned, over two hundred years old, substantially ruinous and also Grade I listed, we are afraid we are not permitted to alter any part to make it more accessible at present.

We appreciate your understanding.