GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bodelwyddan Castle

2 miles (3 km)

Explore the 260 acres of parkland and gardens surrounding this 19th century castle in Denbighshire, North Wales. There are a number of walking trails taking you around the large areas of formal garden and natural woodland.
The castle is now a hotel where you can enjoy afternoon tea. Also of interest is the 19th century marble church with its tall spire which is can be seen for many miles around.
Bodelwyddan Castle is located about 5 miles south of Rhyl. Just to the west you will find Kinmel Park which has hundreds of acres of woodland and parkland to explore.

Postcode

LL18 5YA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Bodelwyddan Castle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bodelwyddan Castle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head south west to the nearby village of Llanfair Talhaiarn and you could explore the lovely River Elwy Valley and enjoy a climb to the splendid viewpoint at Mynydd Bodran. There's also some fine coastal walks at Abergele where you can visit the woodland and viewpoint at Gwrych Castle. The Grade I listed castle became famous in 2020 when it was used as the setting for the 20th series ofI'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
On the western side of Gwrych Castle there's the small village of Rhyd y Foel where you can enjoy a climb to the Pen y Corddyn Mawr hill fort. There's photogenic limestone scenery and more fine views over the River Dulas valley from this interesting ancient site.

Photos

Bodelwyddan Castle - A Warners Hotel - geograph.org.uk - 278874

Bodelwyddan Castle - A Warners Hotel Part of the castle is used as a popular hotel run by Warners, who are part of the Bourne Leisure Group.

View of the Marble Church from the grounds of Bodelwyddan Castle - geograph.org.uk - 278877

View of the Marble Church from the grounds of Bodelwyddan Castle

Bodelwyddan - the Marble Church - geograph.org.uk - 831780

Marble Church. This Gothic Style parish church is visible for many miles because its spire rises to 202 feet.The church contains fourteen varieties of marble including pillars made ofBelgian Red marble, a nave entrance made fromAnglesey marbleand shafts of Languedoc marble on bases ofPurbeck marble.

Bodelwyddan Park - geograph.org.uk - 1142293

Parkland view.

First World War Training Trenches at Bodelwyddan Castle - geograph.org.uk - 3641150

First World War Training Trenches. Kinmel Camp is an army training base, that dates from 1915, during theFirst World War. The camp is home to several First World War practice trenches, dug by recruits; now legally protected poignant examples of pristine trenches from that era.

The Parkland at Bodelwyddan Castle - geograph.org.uk - 3640345

The Parkland and hills

Williams' Obelisk and Walled Garden Entrance at Bodelwyddan Castle - geograph.org.uk - 3641075

Williams' Obelisk and Walled Garden Entrance at Bodelwyddan Castle

The Village, Bodelwyddan - geograph.org.uk - 559256

The Village, Bodelwyddan. A row of 17 houses built in the mid 19th century

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Bodelwyddan Castle.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Bodelwyddan Castle.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)