I’m A Celebrity comes to North Wales

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Picture this. A group of celebrities camping in the middle of Gwrych Castle,  surviving on only rice and beans, unless they complete gruesome and hilarious challenges to earn themselves some proper grub. Sounds crazy, right? But in Autumn 2020, this craziness becomes a reality as North Wales welcomes the 20th series of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Hereeeeeeeeeeee!


The castle is only 9 miles from our flagship park Lyons Robin Hood and just 3 miles from one of our beachfront locations, Lyons Winkups Holiday Park. The castle can also be spotted clearly, just off the A55 as your driving towards Conwy, a great way to spy on the famous contestants!

Gwrych Castle, Abergele is a world away from the Australian Jungle, where the show usually takes place – 9,385 miles away to be exact. The grade I listed Gwrych Castle will provide a stunning location for this year’s series. Viewers will get a look inside the medieval-style castle built between 1812-1822. Originally owned by Lord Hesketh Bamford-Hesketh, as a memorial to his mother, the castle stayed within his family for almost 1,000 years.

Since 1948, the castle has been open to the public in many different capacities and even operated as a medieval entertainment centre in the 1960’s where people would join in with jousting, banquets and other medieval merriment.

After an impressive history which ultimately left the site asset-stripped and vandalised beyond recognition, the National Heritage Memorial Fund brought the site back to life in 2018 when the granted Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust with funds to begin restoring the castle back to its former glory.

Let’s hope this year’s line-up are prepared for the Welsh weather, a sharp contrast to the Australian jungle’s *slightly* warmer climate. Luckily, the celebrities will be more at risk from the North Wales man-eating woodlouse than the Aussie snakes and spiders.

We’ll be tuning in from down the road this Autumn and we can’t wait to see what they get up to!


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