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Gwydir (also known as Gwydir Castle)

Introduction

Gwydir has the remains of a 16th-century garden, including walls and gateways, linked to a contemporary unit-system house known as Gwydir Castle. The pleasure grounds have a terrace and a yew avenue, as well as more informal planting mostly dating from the 19th century. There are further gardens associated with Gwydir Uchaf, originally built as a summer house in the early-17th century. These include a viewing mount and a bowling green.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Telephone

01443 336000

Access contact details

Open for part of the week during the season for guided tours, bed and breakfast and holiday lets. For details see: http://www.gwydircastle.co.uk/about-gwydir.htm

History

Period

Tudor (1485-1603)

Features & Designations

Designations

  • CADW Register of Landscapes Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in Wales

  • Reference: PGW(Gd)4(CON)
  • Grade: I
  • Scheduled Ancient Monument

  • Reference: Gwydir Uchaf chapel
  • Tree Preservation Order

  • Reference: Several on trees in castle garden
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales

  • Reference: Coach house, wall and entrance arch
  • Grade: II
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales

  • Reference: Gwydir Castle including gatehouse
  • Grade: I
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales

  • Reference: Gwydir Uchaf chapel
  • Grade: I
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales

  • Reference: Gwydir Uchaf house
  • Grade: II
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales

  • Reference: Knot garden arch and courtyard walls
  • Grade: II
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales

  • Reference: Raised walk (causeway)
  • Grade: II*
  • CADW Register of Listed Buildings in Wales

  • Reference: Terrace arch and garden walls
  • Grade: I

Features

  • Prospect Mound
  • Description: A mound with a spiral path.
  • Earliest Date:
  • Topiary
  • Avenue
  • Description: An avenue of clipped yews in the castle gardens.
Key Information

Type

Estate

Purpose

Ornamental

Principal Building

Domestic / Residential

Period

Tudor (1485-1603)

Survival

Extant

Hectares

4

Open to the public

Yes

Civil Parish

Trefriw

References

References