Plan Your Visit

Gwrych Castle is a Grade I listed country house in the town of Abergele in North Wales. The frontage is 1500ft in length, there are 18 battlemented towers inspired by the great medieval castles of Wales. Gwrych Castle is one of the most important buildings of it’s type in Europe and has a history going back over several hundred years. Gwrych Castle and grounds is now open daily for visitors to explore and enjoy the 250 acres of historic gardens and parkland.

The castle trust purchased the building in June 2018 and is embarking on a restoration programme of the ruined main house. Please keep checking the website and social media channels for future events and 

Facilities and access
• Free parking and parking for coaches.
• We are dog friendly but ask for dogs to be kept on leads.
• Toilets on site.

The main building is a ruin so there is currently no public access.
• Please read our accessibility statement below

Opening times
9:00am – 4:00pm each day with last admission at 2:30pm

Admission Prices
£5 for adults
£2.50 for children
£15 for a family ticket – 2 adults & 3 children


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.


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