Can you stay at Gwrych Castle? Inside the I'm A Celebrity filming location in Wales

I'M a Celebrity is starting next month, with the 12 campers swapping the Australian jungle for a castle in Wales.

Here is everything you need to know about the castle, from where it is to whether you can stay.

Where is Gwrych Castle?

Located in North Wales, the castle in Conwy is less than half an hour from the seaside resort Llandudno and less than an hour from Snowdonia National Park.

The Grade I listed property was built in the 1800s.

Its use has changed over the years, from a family home to Operation Kindertransport during WWII and even a historical events arena with jousting and battle performances.

In the 1990s, there were plans to turn it into an opera house and hotel, but this never materialised and instead it fell into disrepair.

Is it open to the public?

The park is usually open to the public, although is currently closed until the end of the year due to I'm A Celebrity.

Events at the castle include Easter Egg hunts, afternoon teas and Christmas fetes as well as ghost hunts and tours, although many were all cancelled this year due to lockdown and travel restrictions.

They opened back in July, with social distancing restrictions in place, but closed again in August.

Kids tickets cost £2.50 and adults cost £5, although access to the main building is not allowed due to its disrepair.

Can I stay there?

Sadly, it is not open for overnight stays.

However, they have launched a fundraiser for donations to start renovating the castle, with the first phase to get electricity and water running again.

Guests who want to stay near the castle can opt for a number of hotels instead, such as the Hen Wrych Hall Tower, the castellated gate tower on the property, or Henblas Holiday Cottages, just a mile away.

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This year's I'm A Celeb contestants include Sir Mo Farah, Beverley Callard and Vernon Kay.

ITV bosses took the drastic decision to swap the usual jungle in Murwillumbah, New South Wales, for the 19th century building, in North Wales, because of Covid-19.

The famous Dingo Dollar Challenge hosted by Kiosk Kev has even been replaced by the Castle Coin Challenge – fronted by his “long lost Welsh cousin” Kiosk Cledwyn.

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