Bodrhyddan Hall & Gardens
Bodrhyddan Hall is a Grade I listed building and has been the home of Lord Langford and his family for over 500 years. Set in several acres of stunning formal gardens and reclaimed woodland, the house is one of the few remaining family-owned stately homes in Wales.Bodrhyddan is largely of 17th century design with notable Victorian additions and contains an extensive historical collection. Notable examples include arms & armour, a variety of fine art and portraits, and a 3,000 year old Egyptian mummy & Sarcophagus. The gardens cover some eight acres of land, including the formal parterre, flowing lawns and the extensive pleasance.
The Woodland Walk area was reclaimed in the early 2000's. The grounds are home to dozens of species of birds, amphibians and mammals.
Rhuddlan, Denbighshire, LL18 5SB
Top 100 Gardens Review
Having travelled to hundreds of gardens in the choosing of my Top 100 Gardens in Britain, I was looking for value for money set against the back drop of visitor experience. I also had other smaller criteria in mind, but my two main are the aforementioned. Bodrhyddan Hall & Gardens has both attributes, but what it also has attached to it in abundance, is charm, charisma and the fact that it still remains in the same family that it has done for over 500 years. When you are an owner of such a property, and you have death duties and several wars to consider, to own such a property after 500 years is not short of a miracle, but it makes you one of the most successful land owners in Wales. All in all, a trip to this garden will not only be an enjoyable one, but one to remember for a long time!