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Penrhyn Castle

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Address: Bangor LL57 4HN, Wales
Phone Number: 01248 353084
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Description: 19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular surroundings:This enormous...
19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular surroundings:This enormous 19th-century neo-Norman castle sits between Snowdonia and the Menai Strait.It's crammed with fascinating items, such as a one-ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria, elaborate carvings, plasterwork and mock-Norman furniture. In addition, it has an outstanding collection of paintings.The restored kitchens are a delight and the stable block houses a fascinating industrial railway museum (open all year), a model railway museum and a superb dolls' museum.The 24.3 hectares (60 acres) of grounds include parkland, an exotic tree and shrub collection as well as a Victorian walled garden.
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We visited the castle with my brother and his girlfriend this weekend. They came from another country and we wanted to show a nice castle to them. It was amazing and wonderful. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

We visited the castle with my brother and his girlfriend this weekend. They came from another country and we wanted to show a nice castle to them. It was amazing and wonderful. We are NT members but all of us went in for free because it was the opening weekend. Young girls were playing on harps in the Hall and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Amazing 0lace and scenery only let down by one of the staff in a hat at the new visitors centre who was very rude she definitely needs some customer service training

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This is not the best palace I have ever visited, but the location is the best. It is not very big, very simple yet elegant, grand and fascinating at the same time. The location is perfect with a very beautiful surrounding view. Very worth every pound being spent

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warwickshire
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3 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It must have been our lucky weekend - the Castle re-opened this morning and we just happened to turn up by chance!! The small entrance hut has been replaced with a purpose built reception centre complete with bio fuel fire. All the ladies on reception were a delight and very friendly. Moving into the castle itself, the charming staff were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

i loved it all and could have spent the night before continuing with the time travel into our history

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Really enjoyed both our visits here. The old steam train museum is very interesting and the engines are well looked after. The Castle is wonderful, the staff are knowledgeable and very friendly ( as always at national trust buildings) . The views across Bangor are stunning . Well worth a visit.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The walk in was a little long as it was summer and it was terribly windy. Unfortunately, it was closed for winter. Would recommend it to anyone when it is open as the view is spectacular!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Nice little stately home. Interesting house in an ideal location just outside of bangor. Cheap and fascinating to learn about the dominance of welsh slate from the Penryn family. Great for all ages

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Been here twice, enjoyed it both times! Beautiful setting, overlooking the straits. The grounds are very well kept. The staff were both knowledgeable and helpful, they are very passionate about the castle and its history. Not the biggest of castles but it is a great day out nevertheless, would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My Grandfather ran the place for the third Baron Penrhyn so I have more than a passing interest.This is a fascinating house with spectacular living rooms. The family's fortunes are claimed to come from slate and the billiard table is beautifully carved from solid slate as is the main bed. I recommend a bit of research on the net before... More 

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