20 Outdoor Discoveries in 200 Acres at Bodysgallen Hall

June 18, 2018


Historic House Hotel Bodysgallen Hall, part of the National Trust is a restored 17th century house, set high above Llandudno in idyllic surroundings with spectacular views across Conwy Castle to Snowdonia. 2018 marks the 10 year anniversary since Bodysgallen Hall and its sister hotels were donated to the National Trust. Bodysgallen Hall's crowning glory is the 200 acres of parkland. Spring and summer are the ideal seasons to step outside and discover: 


1.  Award-winning restored gardens featuring several follies
2. A beautiful walled garden enclosing formal rose gardens, box hedges and a well
3. A lily-pad pond
4. A rare 17th century parterre of box hedges filled with colourful sweet-smelling herbs
5. An extensive kitchen garden providing seasonal vegetables and fruits used by the head chef and flowers for the house 
6. Woodland walks culminating at an obelisk with spectacular far reaching views
7. A gothic tower which can be seen from around the 200 acres
8. A rose garden featuring a wide variety of roses 
9. Commemorative English Oak - This tree, planted in the main park, commemorates Colonel Henry Mostyn who raised the 17th Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers to fight in the First World War. 
10. Bodysgallen's Ancient Woodland - Large Oak, Beech and Ash form part of the woodland. This part of the gardens was designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest over 20 years ago.
11. Malus Walk - two varieties - Planted in 1983, Bodysgallen used two varieties, Malus Floribunda (meaning flowers in abundance) and Malus Red Jade. Malus is Latin for "apple". The floribunda variety is a Japanese crab apple tree and produces clouds of spring blossom which changes from red, to pink, to white as the blossom ages. Miniature apple like fruits are present through the summer. 
12. The Stone Pine (Pinus Pinea) - Planted over 200 years ago, this large specimen stands to the north of the house. Gnarled and twisted heavy branches radiating from a clear main stem culminate in a dense umbrella shaped canopy of needles on this shoots and branches. 
13. Garden Tours throughout the year hosted by the head gardener include lunch and time outdoors
14. Head gardener Robert Owen has worked at Bodysgallen Hall for over 35 years and is happy to share his knowledge should visitors meet him around the 200 acres 
15. Volunteers - Volunteer gardeners help permanent staff in the upkeep, development and protection of these National Trust gardens in a variety of ways
16. Afternoon tea and a visit - the gardens are open to hotel guests and those who enjoy afternoon tea, lunch or dinner at Bodysgallen Hall 
17. Views - spectacular breathtaking views can be enjoyed from the terrace overlooking the gardens to Conwy Castle and beyond to the Snowdonia mountain range 
18. 3 AA Rosette restaurant serving dishes incorporating produce from the estate and offering unique views of the gardens 
19. The 870-mile Wales Coast Path which runs the whole length of the Welsh coastline, start a walk from close to Bodysgallen Hall with a warm up in the gardens 
20. National Trust - every stay and visit benefits the National Trust and the long term preservation of Bodysgallen Hall including these wonderful gardens 


The best way to experience these gardens is with a stay at Bodysgallen Hall. The hotel features a total of 31 spacious bedrooms split between the house and cottage suites. Each of the bedrooms has been individually decorated in a traditional country house style and furnished with antique furniture and works of art enjoying glorious views over Bodysgallen’s parkland and gardens. Several cottage suites benefit from their very own private gardens.


In warmer months afternoon tea and pre-dinner drinks can be served outside on the grass terrace overlooking the gardens, with a backdrop of Snowdonia mountain range. 

Discover the finest hotel gardens in Wales at Bodysgallen Hall. 


www.bodysgallen.com Llandudno, North Wales, LL30 1RS Tel: +44 (0)1492 584 466
B&B priced from £185.00 per night based on two sharing

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