Gwrych Castle (Abergele, North Wales) Reviews
Description:Built in 1819, Gwrych Castle in Abergele, North Wales.
Newest Review: ... Gwrych finally closed to the public in 1985, never to open again. The Castle passed into the hands of an American businessman in 1989 with the hope of restoring the Castle into a 5 star hotel and opera house. Legal problems persisted though; this dream never became a reality. Security guards left in 1995, leaving the Castle open to the elements and the vandals. = = = ... more
Customer Gwrych Castle (Abergele, North Wales) Reviews (1)
by - written on 25/08/03, updated on 09/10/09 (Very useful, 1819 readings)
*UPDATE* Finally, I manage to log onto to Dooyoo in order to update this review. Clayton Hotels has now bought the Castle and a large proportion of the surrounding land and have set about clearing the Castle out in order to turn it into an executive hotel. Work progress has been slow but is ongoing. I, for one, am pleased to see it sold to someone who wants to see the Castle up and running again but I was slightly sad to hear it isn't going to be fully restored to how it once would have been. Clayton has said they will try to keep as many of its original features as possible but I do fear that they'll just gut it completely. I'll certainly be going for a nosey ... Read the complete review
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