Denbighshire County Council
Bodelwyddan Castle is home to several important national treasures, supplied by the National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Royal Academy of Arts. The Castle underwent an extensive £2.5m refurbishment to restore it to its former Victorian splendour. Repairs were necessary to the external fabric of the building. These included new slate roofs, stonework restoration, and the replacement and refurbishment of windows and doors.
Restoration of the internal fabric of the building required the expertise and skills of proficient craftsmen to complete this delicate work and ensure the Victorian architecture was replicated in full. Extensive structural strengthening of the floors was necessary before further internal work could take place. Thereafter, followed restoration of the wall finishes and woodwork, with the addition of decorative wall and floor tiling, ornate coving and ceilings, and the application of gold leaf and marbling to many features.
External works included the development of new entrances into the courtyard, the formation of a new access road and associated car parking areas, together with the refurbishment of the Bothy and former Pavilion within the grounds to provide catering and restaurant facilities for visitors.
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