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Abandoned mansion known as 'Welsh Palace of Versailles' on sale for £750,000

An abandoned mansion known as the 'Welsh Palace of Versailles' is back on the market - going to auction with a guide price of £750,000.

Kinmel Hall, near Abergele, Conwy, is one of Wales' most historic and prestigious country estates. The property is considered to be Wales' own version of the Palace of Versailles near Paris, easily obtaining a Grade I listing for its distinctive design and ornate period features.

It has even been given the royal seal of approval as it is said to have been visited by Queen Victoria in 1870. But the sprawling manor and support buildings of Kinmel Hall are in desperate need of major renovation to save them from dereliction, with parts of the building already crumbling, Wales Online reports.

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