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Report - Gwrych Castle, Wales - Aug 2015

paulpowers

Massive Member
Regular User
#1
I was in Colwyn bay on work and was unable to go underground so it was a choice between visiting the large castle up on the hill and visiting one of the local asylums, it wasn't much of a choice really.

As far as derps go it's pretty impressive

Gwrych Castle was erected between 1819 and 1825 at the behest of Lloyd Hesketh Bamford-Hesketh, grandfather of Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald. From 1894 until 1924, when the Countess died, it was the residence of the Dundonald family. The Countess left the castle in her will to King George V and the then Prince of Wales (who later became King Edward VIII). However, the gift was refused and the castle passed to the Venerable Order of Saint John. In 1928, Douglas Cochrane, 12th Earl of Dundonald, purchased the castle for £78,000, selling the contents to meet the cost.

The castle was last open to the public in 1985. Thereafter, it started to decline.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwrych_Castle

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The Lone Ranger

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#2
You can't beat an old derelict castle for a stroll, often looked at this when driving past on the A55.
 

ObsidianLycan

Geologist, Urbexer, Geek
28DL Full Member
#5
Nice! I live near here but not been, if anyone is planning on popping by here I would be happy to join in. Just drop me a message :)
 

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