Gwrych Castle, Abergele, North Wales

The New Book

The Rise and Fall of Gwrych Castle, Abergele North Wales and Winifred, Countess of Dundonald ~ A Biography



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Launched During August 2003 at Abergele Library! Available from the Library and Post Office in Abergele, Whitesides, Abergele, Siop Ganol and the Post Office in Llanddulas, West End Books in Colwyn Bay, Siop-y-Morfa in Rhyl and Books Unlimited of Prestatyn!  

This book covers the entire history of Gwrych Castle and Estate from their founding days to present day. Gwrych, the fairytale castellated mansion that nestles into the wooded hillside which surrounds Abergele. Neglected for years, with her history sadly forgotten and her marble halls crumbling. How could this have been allowed to happen and when will future her be made secure?

Included in the second part of this book is the biography of Winifred, Countess of Dundonald ~ Last of the Heskeths of Gwrych. If Lady Dundonald was alive today what would her reaction be to the fall of the house of Gwrych? Does the life of the Countess provide the answer as to why the Castle was destined to fall into dereliction?


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To read two extracts from the New Book Click Below

The Avenue Affair

The Welcome Home of Lord Dundonald


©Mark Baker 2003