Outdoor activities in North Wales

Wales may be famous for Snowdonia but it also boasts a vast network of coast and countryside, including crashing waterfalls and unspoilt beaches.

Isle of Anglesey in North Wales.

Isle of Anglesey – Llanddwyan Beach

60-min drive from Bodelwyddan Castle, LL61 6SG
Anglesey is home to a staggering 125 miles of coastline (including our personal favourite, Llanddywan Beach) with a network of walking routes for all levels of fitness. Trekking between dense forest and the mountains of Snowdonia, this is a hiker’s heaven, a walker’s wonderland, and a pedestrian’s paradise.

Aber Fallls in North Wales.

Aber Falls

35-min drive from Bodelwyddan Castle, LL33 0LP
The postcode takes you to Aber Falls car park – from there it’s a 6km walk to the falls, but with very little incline don’t be put off by the distance, as you’ll be rewarded with the sight of the iconic waterfall crashing down green-covered rocks into the river below.

Llanddulas Beach in North Wales.

Llanddulas Beach

11-min drive from Bodelwyddan Castle, LL22 8HB
Winner of the Green Coast award for ‘hidden gems’, beaches in Wales that are untouched and rugged, this long stretch of beach intersperses paths of sand and pebbles and looks out onto the Irish Sea – on a clear day you can spot the Isle of Man on the horizon.

Walking in Herefordshire

We’ve partnered with ViewRanger to create walking routes for all levels of ability – click below for more info and a selection of walks near our hotels.

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In our grounds and gardens

You don’t have to walk far to enjoy unspoilt views of the North Wales countryside – Bodelwyddan Castle looks out onto open fields with mountains and the ocean also in view. Our gardens are home to their own little delights too, which you can discover on a tour with our grounds team or at your leisure.

Bodelwyddan Castle in North Wales.

Walled Garden

Our walled garden here at Bodelwyddan is a little bit special – a wander around the perimeter will reveal holes where fires were once lit, heating the wall to provide an even warmer sheltered climate for the plants growing within, including a 400-year-old Mulberry tree.

Tree near Bodelwyddan Castle.

Royal Signature Tree

During Bodelwyddan Castle’s history as a girls’ school, many of the students would sneak out for clandestine meetings with the soldiers from nearby Kimnel Training Camp. To this day several young couples initials are still visible, carved into the tree trunk.

View from Bodelwyddan Castle.

Clwyddian Hills View

Walk to the top of our main hill and you’ll be able to enjoy unbeatable views of the Clwyddian Hills. In just one photo you’ll be able to capture Bodelwyddan Castle, its grounds, the marble church, Prestatyn and the glorious Welsh coastline.



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