Castle between Rhyl and Colwyn Bay

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Sheridan

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Sorry for the vague post, I wish I could remember more specifically where I was, but somewhere on the North Wales Coast line heading from Rhyl to Colwyn Bay there is a stunning castle up in the hills on the inland side, and I can't for the life of me work out what or where it is. Can anyone help?
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Michael.Y

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Sorry for the vague post, I wish I could remember more specifically where I was, but somewhere on the North Wales Coast line heading from Rhyl to Colwyn Bay there is a stunning castle up in the hills on the inland side, and I can't for the life of me work out what or where it is. Can anyone help?
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It's not actually a castle, it's a folly. there was a report about it on the BBC Wales news a few weeks ago, I'll see if I can dig it up when I'm not on the mobile.
 

Bevan Price

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Do you mean Gwrych Castle, a mile or so west of Abergele & Pensarn station ? Impressive, but not a real castle, just a rich man's mansion designed to look like a castle. Building commenced in 1819.
 

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The pictures are of part of the estate, the building on the right has had many owners, in the 1960s it was a night club & is near to the line which runs below.

However to the left on the hill is another smaller folly, the main Castle building is about a mile away near Abergele.

Indeed the estate has had a chequered past,and much of it is in total ruin.


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