Grand Declines: The hauntingly beautiful abandoned mansions of Wales

Once grand and bustling with activity, they’ve long since been left to crumble in the elements or be swallowed up by nature.

In fact, all around Wales are derelict and neglected properties for which time has stood still since the last person to live in or love them slammed shut the front door that final time and walked away.

Portals to the past, or shells with potential for a new future, they remain hidden amidst the trees, behind imposing rusted gates or in lonely corners of forgotten fields – until, that is, someone happens to stumble across them again.

Occasionally, some have been taken on and, thankfully, given a new lease of life.

Hafodunos Hall

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