Hensol Castle guarantees easy access for delegates from around the UK and global destinations. Situated 20 minutes from the capital city of Cardiff (Caerdydd) off the main M4 motorway and just 20 minutes from Cardiff Airport and 40 minutes from Bristol Airport.  

Dating back to at least 1419, Hensol Castle is steeped in history, and is a venue that is sure to impress. Set within the 650 rolling acres of beautiful countryside, this stunning Grade one listed building is privately owned and forms part of the Vale Resort. Hensol Castle has been home to many families throughout its history and in the 1800s belonged to Benjamin Hall, who oversaw the rebuilding of the Houses of Parliament and installation of Big Ben, which is thought to be named after him.

Versatile meeting space and accommodation.

Six beautifully designed meeting rooms, including the flagship courtyard hall with its natural wildflower roof, are the result of a multi-million pound refurbishment to meet the exacting needs of meeting planners, while retaining the period features that reflect the castle’s history with its grand entrance. Courtyard hall accommodates 320 guests theatre style and 200 banquet, the other five rooms host between 10 and 100 delegates per room theatre style and each enjoy commanding views across the estate and serpentine golf course lake.

Exclusive hire and banqueting.

Planners will enjoy the state-of-the-art facilities housed in the grandeur of Hensol Castle, which is available for exclusive hire.  Unusually for a listed building the space can be extensively branded, dining options range from Welsh themes banquets with entertainment to bespoke branded menus with the support of the expert team.

A tour of the craft spirit distillery and team building activities are available.

Adding to the wealth of activities to be enjoyed here, Hensol Castle Distillery is a craft spirit distillery incorporating a cocktail bar, gin school and experience, a wonderful incentive activity combined with exclusive dining at the castle. There is also an exciting range of team building activities both on and offsite from canyoning in
Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park to archery and cookery classes within the resort, making it an ideal location for team building events or a rich offering of out of conference activities.

There are 143 four star rooms at the Vale Resort, providing a luxurious retreat and relaxation after a day of activity or meetings at Hensol Castle, with many enjoying their own private balconies it is the perfect way to unwind, reflect and take in the rolling views across the estate. Guests at Hensol Castle can also take advantage of all the facilities and accommodation of the 4 star Resort including two championship winning golf courses, Wales’ largest spa, dining options  and offers an unrivalled health and fitness club, which also happens to be the training grounds for Wales’ National rugby and football team.

Capacity and facilities

  • Total number of meeting rooms - 8
  • Total capacity - 360
  • Car park
  • Distillery tours
  • Accommodation


Find out more about Hensol Castle

E-mail sales@valeresort.com or call +44 (0)1443 665803 and speak to the team.

People sitting around a dining table in a grand castle.
A close up of a copper vat for distilling gin.

Hensol Castle and Hensol Castle Distillery

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