Bodysgallen Hall & Spa
Llandudno, Gwynedd, Wales
At a Glance
Magnificent country retreat set in stunning gardens on the North Wales coast
Spellbinding views of Conwy Castle and the peaks of Snowdonia
Voted one of Britain's top ten spa retreats
Great option for families as well as couples
Superb base for exploring the rich history of North Wales
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It is very difficult to predict the weather in the United Kingdom - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but the UK does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.
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Bodysgallen Hall & Spa is a charming country house retreat near Llandudno on the historic North Wales coast. Offering spectacular views of castles and the Snowdonia peaks, glorious gardens, fine dining and rare peace, Bodysgallen is a tonic for the soul.
Bodysgallen Hall & Spa, set amongst magnificent gardens and wooded parkland above the Victorian resort of Llandudno in North Wales, is an absolutely delightful country house hotel and spa that offers peace and quiet, understated luxury and spellbinding views. Run by the National Trust, Bodysgallen dates predominantly to the seventeenth-century, but climb the winding staircase up the lookout tower and at the top you’ll find its thirteenth-century core and quite stunning views that take in Conwy Castle, the peaks of Snowdonia, Anglesey and the Victorian promenade of Llandudno.
Bodysgallen’s fifteen spacious en-suite bedrooms and suites are extremely comfortable, and while the style is not exactly what you might call modern (think floral curtains, pleated lampshades and four-poster beds) there are flat-screen TVs and complimentary WiFi as a nod to the twenty-first century. If you wish to have more privacy you can also opt for one of the cottages, clustered either round the secluded cottage garden or located in converted stone farmhouses a short walk from the Main Hall. Some of these make excellent options if you are traveling with your family.
The Dining Room at Bodysgallen is located in the Main Hall and here you can enjoy imaginative contemporary dishes that feature wonderful Welsh produce such as wild sea bass and mountain lamb while overlooking the magnificent gardens. Lighter dishes can also be enjoyed in the 1620 Bistro. Service is charming and authentic.
Bodysgallen’s Health and Fitness Spa, voted by Condé Nast Traveler as one of Britain’s top ten spa retreats, contains five treatment rooms, a large swimming pool, spa bath, steam room, sauna, relaxation areas and a club room where meals and drinks are served. An excellent gymnasium has all the latest equipment and fully qualified fitness instructors to help and advise. Further relaxation can be enjoyed in the wonderful gardens and wooded parkland, where you can glimpse the mountains of Snowdonia as you stroll through, passing the unusual seventeenth-century parterre, rockery, walled garden and several follies.
Bodysgallen lies at the heart of so much history that you would need to stay a few times to see it all. Conwy and Caernarfon Castles date back to the times of Edward I, and are spectacular examples of medieval fortifications, and if you are not castled out, then Harlech, Beaumaris and Penrhyn Castles are also worth visiting. The world-famous Bodnant Gardens are just a short drive from Bodysgallen and offer a stunning collection of plants from all over the world, while steam train buffs can take a ride on the scenic Welsh highland heritage railway. Only a little further away down the coast is the fairytale miniature Italianate town of Portmeirion where, on a sunny day among the palm trees and scented rosemary, you might just imagine yourself to be somewhere in the Cinque Terre.
The 15 rooms and suites at Bodysgallen are spacious and comfortable, each kitted out with antique furniture with art adorning the walls. Rooms are split into four categories and every one is unique.
The 11 Main Hall Bedrooms all come with either a queen or king bed, the latter of which can be made into twin beds, and a sofa or pair of armchairs can also be found in each. Complimentary WiFi and flatscreen TVs are available in all rooms.
The four Principal Suites all boast a separate living area, two TVs and a dressing table. Spectacular views of the Snowdonia mountains, Conwy Castle or the Bodysgallen parkland can be enjoyed from the mullioned windows, depending on your preference.
Hall cottages can be found throughout the enchanting gardens and some boast two or three bedrooms making them perfect for families or small groups traveling together. Spa cottages look out over the surrounding parkland and meadows and are the perfect option for a romantic retreat being in close proximity to the spa.
Children over the age of six are welcome at Bodysgallen, and children between the age of 8 and 16 may use the spa facilities at specific times as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Children over the age of eight are also free to use the pool when accompanied by an adult.
Welsh lamb, fresh scallops, duck egg and a wholesome range of other local produce feature on the delicious menu at the Bodysgallen restaurant. Tasty dishes are served up alongside fine wines and gorgeous views over the surrounding countryside. The feel is predominantly formal but jackets and ties are not required by gentlemen.
Guests at Bodysgallen can also benefit from full use of the spa facilities which include an indoor pool, whirlpool spa bath, steam room, sauna and a gym. A range of treatments are also on offer and children are invited to use the facilities during selected times and providing they are accompanied by an adult.
Within easy reach of Snowdonia National Park, Bodysgallen is a great jumping off point for anyone who wishes to embark on the pleasant hike to the top, or alternatively the more relaxing train ride! Adventure enthusiasts will find plenty of attractions in the area including some thrilling zip lines, underground caverns and even surfing.
Visit the Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno and sail around the bay in a pleasure boat. Children will also love the Alice in Wonderland Center, Conwy Butterfly Jungle and the traditional Harlequin Puppet Theatre. Nearby there are a number of National Trust sites and old castles ready for exploration, and for anyone with an interest in golf there are several courses within easy reach.
Location & directions
Llandudno, Gwynedd, Wales
Bodysgallen Hall & Spa is located just outside the North Wales coastal resort of Llandudno.
How to get there
If coming by road, Bodysgallen is around 5 hours' drive from London and 1.5 hours from Manchester.