A worthy finalist of the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2019 with 80 acres of hillside brimful of exotic plants from around the world. Created by five generations of the same family, there are 250 years of horticultural history to see, packed into formal terraces, woodland, lawns, glades and water lily ponds. Stay at Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel (14 miles away) in North Wales to stroll the gardens.
With medieval castles, a remarkable coastline and mountain peaks in-between, North Wales is one of Britain’s natural playgrounds, a place packed to the hilt with adventure, heritage and culture. It means you can be setting out for a seaside stroll in the morning and then mountain climbing (by train if not on foot!) in the afternoon. Then maybe a visit to a historic town or castle the next day before coming back to modern comforts with fine food and live music – all within the estate of our romantic Victorian castle.
The 13th century fortress looms large over the walled market town, it’s eight massive towers still a reminder of the country’s turbulent past. It’s the largest, but not the only show stopper. You’ll find Britain’s smallest house by the quayside, plus one of Britain’s finest surviving Elizabethan town houses and the historic Aberconwy House, which offers an insight into life in a merchant’s house over the past six centuries.
Dining at Bodelwyddan Castle
Breakfast and three-course dinners are included in your break and available in St David’s restaurant where the décor takes its inspiration from the local wildlife. The Glass Atrium and Mulberry Lounge are perfect for casual snacks and there are plenty of eateries close by
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