Bodelwyddan`s ivy clad turrets, commanding hilltop position and sense of solid indomitability at first suggest a medieval stronghold. Yet the history of Bodelwyddan is altogether more benign.
For it was the intention of the Victorians in 1830 not to raise a fortress, but to display a family’s wealth as visibly and romantically as possible. And you’re part of a fairytale from the moment you cross Bodelwyddan’s Gothic threshold.
Look out for the Jacobean-style staircase, the medieval weaponry in the entrance hall, the sculpture gallery with its stunning vaulted ceiling and the original marble chimneypiece dating from 1700.