We had no idea how amazing this place would be before we arrived and I can honestly say that it is the best B&B that I have ever stayed in! Gwydir Castle is more a house than a castle but, as it is around 600 years old, it's a pretty unique place to stay. It has been brought back to life in the last 20 years by the delightful owners, Judy and Peter, who also open it to the public for tours and host events such as weddings. There are only two large bedrooms for B&B - one en-suite (slightly larger) and one with a bathroom next door - and both are furnished with four poster beds, antiques and paintings. A great breakfast is served in a panelled room on the same floor by the wonderful Paddy who assists in the running of the castle.
It is beautifully atmospheric with peacocks wandering around in the grounds (note that they can be a little noisy at night) and you are allowed to tour the house and gorgeous gardens whenever you feel like it. It's all very relaxed (no keys) and you can come and go as you please and there is no rush to see you off the premises after breakfast (like other B&Bs). Make sure you ask for the key to visit the private chapel that is a five minute walk away.
My husband and I visit Snowdonia regularly for climbing trips and will definitely book back at Gwydir - even though it is slightly more expensive than the 'standard' B&Bs in the area, it is actually great value for such a unusual place and is worth every penny!
- Also Known As:
- Gwydir Castle Bed And Breakfast
- Gwydir Castle Hotel Llanrwst
- Gwydir Castle B&B Llanrwst, Wales - North Wales