The House from a circa 1922 postcard
Built / Designed For: Williams family
House & Family History: Bodelwyddan Castle was built in the 1830s, with the battlements and towers added in 1886. The Castle was occupied by the Williams family, for whom it was built, until the 1920s, when the Estate was turned into a private girls' school. In 1982 Bodelwyddan was purchased by Clwyd County Council, who restored part of the Castle and opened it as a museum housing the Victorian collection of The National Portrait Gallery. The council could not afford the maintain the Castle, so, in 1993, Warner Holidays took a long lease on Bodelwyddan and opened it as a country house hotel in 1994.
House Listed: Grade II
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat of: Williams family, 1830s-1920.
Current Ownership Type: Government
Primary Current Ownership Use: Mixed Use
Ownership Details: Owned by Denbighshire County Council, who let part of the Castle to Warner Lesiure Hotels, who operate it as Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel. The main Castle, operated by Bodelwyddan Castle Trust, is open to the public as a museum.