Gwrych Castle (Abergele, North Wales) Reviews
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. = = = Gwrych Castle today = = = There is now a registered charity set up to try and save Gwrych Castle, the Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust, founded by Mark Baker. The Trust is now working towards a feasibility study, which could make the Conwy County c... more
Customer Gwrych Castle (Abergele, North Wales) Reviews (1)
by - written on 25/08/03, updated on 09/10/09 (Very useful, 1735 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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