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Gwrych Castle

July 7, 2014   

As you pass Abergele on the left you’ll see the desperately sad Gwrych Castle stood all on its own. It’s a beautiful building but it has fallen into neglect during the last 40 years.

Gwrych_Castle

It was built between 1819 and 1825 at the behest of Lloyd Hesketh Bamford-Hesketh. It has had various owners over the years but it was last open to the public in 1985 when it was used as restaurants and special events.

It is believed that the castle is haunted.

There are great plans to turn the castle into a luxury hotel and clearing the site began in 2014.

The Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust has been founded to raise awareness of Gwrych’s plight and also to establish a solution for the conservation and preservation of the castle.

There are some amazing photos of the castle taken in 2012 here.

This is an interesting video.

LINKS:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwrych_Castle

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/business/business-news/gwrych-castle-restoration-work-finally-6879849

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2013/02/14/shrewsbury-photographers-to-capture-gwrych-castles-transformation/

http://www.gwrychtrust.co.uk/history/estate

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