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[UK] Kinmel Hall -Rhyl, North Wales

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Came across this one; Kinmel Hall near Rhyl - North Wales. Not too far from me so I'm going to do a little research about reaching the place via public transport (unfortunately I don't drive..).

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Some history on the Hall:

http://docs.novaloca.com/165_20062_634595428790297892.pdf

The article:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/architecture/kinmel-hall-the-welsh-versailles-lies-derelict-and-unloved--who-will-come-to-its-rescue-10502644.html?cmpid=facebook-post

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AKA cuckoo hall :)

A few reports from here about a year ago, I spent pretty much all night here with session9 trying to obtain access. Found 3 separate ways into the building only to find it was sealed tight as a nuns internally preventing access to the main building :(

Hopefully it'll open up again at some point

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Oh! This is the "Cuckoo Hall"? I got all excited thinking that I'd found some virgin site; the holy grail of urban locations! I've read mixed reports of how easy access is, from virtually open access to like you said, locked up tight. I'm guessing with the recent media attention right now it's going to be the latter. I remember when I lived in Sunderland and Cherry Knowles was in the paper due to inbreds trashing the place - I went to check it out and there was no chance of gaining any access whatsoever!

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I went in here about a year ago, entrance was tight as far as i remember and the central staircase (the best bit) was sealed off!!

Also there is the most annoying alarm system in the world, no siren, just "You are tresspassing on private property, the police have been notified" on repeat :thumb

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Sounds like a car alarm I once heard: "Step away from the vehicle, or I'll break your legs!"

Thats usually what i sound like with the little scroats who live round me...

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There seems to be a lot of increased activity at this place recently: owners, agents, groundsmen etc etc

If the main staircase is sealed then to be honest its not really worth bothering, photos wise. A couple of nice rooms and hundreds of empty ones :-?

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Interesting how the codenames for this place came about a good couple of years after it was first posted on many forums by it's real name :confused:

Thats because people have to be Ub3r El1t3

To be fair, it just adds to the fascination and awe for some people.

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Thats because people have to be Ub3r El1t3

To be fair, it just adds to the fascination and awe for some people.

Very true. I found it mildly amusing. It's a beautiful place if only for that grand staircase, I hope something is done to save it.

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