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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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Amazing Welsh craftsmanship

What a wonderful way to spend a wet afternoon! Over the top decoration, enthusiastic guides and a smashing tea room. Lots of interesting details and nooks & crannies to explore... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
22 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful way to spend a wet afternoon! Over the top decoration, enthusiastic guides and a smashing tea room. Lots of interesting details and nooks & crannies to explore. Take advantage of the shuttle bus if it's raining, as the house is a good 10 mins walk up a steep bank from the car park. Seek this place out... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Loved the gardens. The kitchens were particularly interesting. As with many National Trust properties, the Castle is complete, rather than a ruin. We were in a bit of a rush, as the place was about to close, but the visit was still worthwhile.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

An excellent attraction not to be missed with fine original furnished rooms of the past. An Architectural masterpiece built from the riches of slate mining in the area you can clearly feel an opulent style of living right down to the servants quarters. Also a railway museum to be seen along with walled garden. I would rate this as one... More 

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Bexley, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

National Trust members are free. For two adults it was £11ish for both the gardens and castle. A 5 minute walk up a hill to the castle and the car park was free. When you walk up to the castle there are lovely views and when I walked into the castle I thought it was spectacular. Unlike other castles which... More 

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greater manchester
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We visited recently on a family fun day and had a lovely time. You could literally spend hours here and we did because we were lucky with the weather. The 4 year old enjoyed the NT 50 things activities and made and planted a seed basket which we are now watching intently to grow salad leaves! He loved the story... More 

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Brighouse
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We have visited Penrhyn Castle many times over the years and it never fails to disappoint, we took the kids on Easter Monday and did the Easter Egg Hunt which was excellent, they also had a ride on a steam engine, along with having their face's painted The interior is stunning and not to be rushed. The only negative comment... More 

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Denbigh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We visited here using a free pass from our bank but would have been more than happy to pay. Beautiful grounds and stunning scenery from all around. The castle itself was very beautiful amazing woodwork and furniture and paintings. We took the option of a guided tour into one of the keeps. You get to see parts of the building... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

There's probably not a lot to say about the castle itself that hasn't already been said. Stunning interior and exterior, and the main staircase is amazing. However they now operate a 'free-flow' system, which just lets you wander around the open rooms. This I think is probably fine if you're familiar with the property, but if you're not then having... More 

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High Peak
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous place to visit. However, we thought more history of the building would have been good as its "only" 200 hundred years old. Amazing though as, obviously, very much intact. Very Downton Abbey. Great day out with the kids

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I find I always know where I stand with a national trust property but this one is unique and quite spectacular, unfortunately we arrived early not knowing the castle didn't open until midday but could wander about the grounds and railway museum while we waited. We had the opportunity to go on the special tour up to the derelict upper... More 

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