Facade

Looking along the facade of Gwrych Castle in Abergele. In the 1960s, it was one of North Wales’ top tourist attractions but it had become a derelict ruin by the late 1990s. Plans were recently unveiled to renovate it into a luxury hotel and spa.

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Underneath The Arches

The photograph of Gwrych Castle I posted the other day proved popular, so here’s another shot from my Photo Tour back in 2010, this time of the carriage drive leading from the rear of the castle to the front, past the former Stables. I’ve taken nearly 1,000 photographs of Gwrych Castle over the past couple of years – an attempt to document its present condition before either renovation work starts or final decay sets in.

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Castle Of Dreams

Many a fortune has been lost by a romantic dreamer with visions of restoring Gwrych Castle at Abergele. The scale & cost of any restoration project usually leads to the project being eventually abandoned and the castle decaying a little more. It’s to be hoped that the latest proposals, to convert it into a luxury hotel, prove to be successful.

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Hafodunos Clock Tower

“Even a stopped clock is right twice a day” Withnail & I, 1987

Looking up at the ruined clock tower of Hafodunos.

Another look at some of the photos of Hafodunos I took back in 2008. This Grade I Listed Gothic mansion was designed by one of the most eminent architects of the Victorian era, Sir George Gilbert Scott and was destroyed by fire in 2004. It is currently being restored. Photo from May 2008.

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Lost Mansion of Baron Hill

The once vast mansion of Baron Hill has lain undisturbed in the woodlands outside Beaumaris since the end of the Second World War. Over the years, nature has gently reclaimed the once grand Neo-Palladian buildings and carefully manicured gardens, leaving only vestiges of the former glory visible. There are plans in the offing to renovate this property into 43 apartments. A full 102 Photo Tour of the Mansion & Gardens can be found on my Flickr account here.

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