The Best Hotels to Book Near Gwrych Castle, Wales
Enjoy peace and quiet around the Welsh countryside at these properties near Gwrych Castle | Courtesy of Roseview B and B Rhyl / Booking.com
Abergele in Wales is home to Grade I-listed Gwrych Castle, recently made famous by the 2020 season of I’m A Celebrity: Get Me Out of Here! Tour the romantic and medieval architectural ruins, and learn its history – from its part in World War II’s Operation Kindertransport to its 1968 stint throwing fun banquets and jousting rounds. Ramble the spectacular surrounding woodlands with sea views before resting at one of these nearby hotels, all bookable with Culture Trip.
Ffarm Country House
Bed and Breakfast
4.8/5 (83 Reviews)
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Now from $130 per night
Stay in your own little castle at this 1706 Grade II-listed B&B in Betws-yn-Rhos. You’ll love the gothic design, from the sweeping wooden staircase to the intricate windows in country-view rooms. Grab a book in the fire-lit lounge, chill out in the gardenside snooker room or sample the restaurant’s daily-changing menu – including Welsh lamb leg steaks and nut roast. Breakfast in the elegant dining room comes with traditional Welsh cakes. Need privacy? Hire the rustic, charming self-catering former outbuilding.
Hapus Yurt Luxury Yurts & Barn
5/5 (3 Reviews)
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Now from $370 per night
In ancient Conwy Valley, you’ll find this enchanting camp with fairy light-strung, rug-scattered yurts featuring hand-made beds, sheepskin blankets and wood-burning stoves. Home comforts are still present: there’s wifi, power sockets and insulated walls, while six-sleeper Yurt Seren’s trap door leads to a wood cabin bathroom with shower. There’s a rustic, ivy-strewn kitchen with a party-perfect dining table. Spot wildlife from seating areas with magnificent views, or barbecue in the fire pit under the stars.
The Kinmel & Kinspa
4.3/5 (37 Reviews)
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Now from $191 per night
Kinmel & Kinspa’s award-winning spa is special: there’s a hydrotherapy pool, aromatherapy steam room, signature treatments like the 50-minute Bamboo Body Massage, and a rural view in the Tranquility Suite with mood lighting and complimentary refreshments. The relaxing continues with afternoon tea – featuring traditional Welsh tea bread, Bara Brith – on the terrace, followed by fine dining at Brasserie 1786, which serves seasonal, locally sourced cuisine like fish pie or plant burgers. Wash it all down with an old-fashioned cocktail before collapsing into your four-poster bed.
The Hawk & Buckle Inn
Inn, Pubs with Rooms
4.6/5 (151 Reviews)
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Settle onto a comfy sofa by the inglenook fireplace and sip a local ale at this former 17th-century coaching inn. The pub-hotel in Llannefydd has a restaurant serving expertly done classics like rustic burgers and perfect steaks with all the trimmings, plus a child- and dog-friendly beer garden. Rooms feature ornate bed frames, colourful patchwork quilts and quirky, vintage-style seating. Highlights include a jacuzzi whirlpool bath and views as far as Blackpool Tower and the Cumbrian Hills.
Bryn Woodlands House
4.7/5 (159 Reviews)
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Now from $102 per night
Enjoy a tranquil seaside getaway at this four-star boutique guesthouse, five minutes’ walk from picturesque Colwyn Bay. Big windows mean bright, cheerful rooms with classically ornate wallpaper, bed drapes and vintage-style furniture. Bringing the kids? The family room sleeps five, with two interconnecting bedrooms featuring bunks, while free parking means freedom to explore the nearby countryside together. A home-cooked breakfast offers vegan alternatives – owners Joel and Tracey will make you feel at home at this inclusive, welcoming spot.
Roseview B&B Rhyl
Bed and Breakfast
4.6/5 (11 Reviews)
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Now from $378 per night
You’ll find this down-to-earth B&B three minutes from Rhyl’s seafront. Friendly owners cook up fantastic breakfasts in the mosaic-tiled kitchen, from a full Welsh to a healthy continental platter. Tuck in on the patio – you can also order local takeaways here, for evenings of al fresco dining – then stroll through the flowered archway to peaceful private gardens. In-room comforts await: a large Sky TV, feather and foam pillows, heated spa baths and balconies in some rooms. Book the glass-roofed private lodge for magical stargazing.
Berwyn Guest House
5/5 (30 Reviews)
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Now from $83 per night
This family-run guesthouse has a home-from-home feel. You’ll enjoy cosy, pastel-coloured rooms featuring extra-special touches like fridges and Amazon Echos – there’s also a homely sitting room for chilled moments or passing pleasantries. Breakfast is served in the tranquil dining room: expect an extensive menu of favourites including excellent veggie and vegan options, all using locally sourced produce. Berwyn is 200 yards from the beach – swim, sunbathe or stroll the promenade by the beautiful Welsh coast.
Bach y Graig
Bed and Breakfast, Farm
5/5 (4 Reviews)
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You can feel the history of this 16th-century, Grade II-listed farmhouse: Wales’ first brick building. The Michelin Guide-recommended B&B has original features like brass beds, oak panelling and inglenook fireplaces, plus a five-star, self-catering wing with a fully equipped kitchen and authentic slate flooring. Start each day with Vale of Clwyd views, a farm-produce breakfast and a stroll through the grounds’ 40-acre woodland trail. Best of all are the private fishing rights to gardenside River Clwyd and MGB classic car for hire.
These recommendations were updated on August 24, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.