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St David’s Hotel, Harlech

St. David’s Hotel was an Edwardian Era hotel in Harlech, Wales. The building was located on the A496, adjacent to Theatr Harlech (formerly called Theatr Ardudwy) on the campus of Coleg Harlech, and Royal St David’s Golf Club.

The St. David’s Hotel is based on proposals drawn-up in January 1907 by George Walton (Architect), a Glasgow School architect and contemporary of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The proposals were subsequently revised in 1908, and the hotel was built in 1910.

In 1922, a devastating fire destroyed the interior of the Hotel, so that Walton’s original design commission has been lost.

The hotel closed in 2008 and has laid derelict since. It has been subject to planning application to demolish both the hotel and adjacent former college hall of residence. In its place proposed is a 130 bed hotel and 76 holiday apartments.


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  1. Thanks for update, about time. Although that tower block next door needs to go as well.

  2. Andy Singleton

    As a kid I first stayed in Harlech, with my parents in a Caravan in Beach Road. Later in life, I drove from Sussex with my other half to harlech, without booking accomadation. I got to the tourist information centre in Harlech, with five minutes to spare before they closed. The only place that was available at such a short notice was the Royal St David’s. I thought, this is going to be expensive. A nights B&B was cheap and the room was available for the rest of the week,so that’s were we stayed. The food was excellent, the view was beath taking from the dining room.We meet some gentlemen who were staying there to play golf at St David’s. Such a shame that it’s closed.

  3. Having lived in Harlech many many years ago, it’s sad to see such a building in such a derelict state.

  4. It is but not exactly intact it’s very very derelict. Be careful

  5. Do you know if this is still in tact? Very nice pictures btw

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