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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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This is how you display your wealth !.

As you approach you see what looks like a well preserved castle but all is not what it seems. This is in fact a 19th century display of wealth and it is a manor house built up to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Hucknall, United Kingdom
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Hucknall, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

As you approach you see what looks like a well preserved castle but all is not what it seems. This is in fact a 19th century display of wealth and it is a manor house built up to a castle size. Certainly worth the visit and a different place compared to other National Trust properties. We visited in June and... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Another superb National Trust property that is well worth visiting: it is impressive, surprising and informative. Although it looks like a Norman castle it is a 19th century build designed to impress party guests, much like a superyacht today. How the other half (or 0.01%) live! The construction and the décor of the property is quite fascinating when you find... More 

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Nottinghamshire
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Imposing in the sun, dour when it doesn't and when it rains ideal for a horror movie? Nevertheless well worth a visit. I've wanted to since a child. The owners were obviously out to impress to an extent that things seem overly fussy and that detracts from just how good it is. The dining hall is 'big and beautiful' .Monies... More 

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Silves, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

A real treat to visit if you're in the area - and especially if you're a member of the National Trust. The castle is really a large house, which has been continually adapted since Victorian times, and has a plethora of interesting architecture and other features. Having visited several impressive homes before that were all too much the same, we... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

This National Trust Castle was taken over in Victorian times and the interior is just that. There are guided tours if you wish to use them. The climb from the car park is long and steep so there is a free bus there and back if needed. There are beautiful views over the sea, a walled garden and a railway... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Firstly, I would advise potential visitors, if there is the opportunity, go on a sunny day. The castle is built of grey stone which becomes even blacker when wet, and the light inside is kept low for conservation reasons, and some rooms are quite dark on a dull day. That said, this is one of the wonders of Wales. A... More 

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West Mids
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Went on whim to this National Trust property. Quite a journey for us but we were not disappointed. Beautiful grounds, beautiful castle. Be prepared for quite a bit of walking and they only have a small part that is accessible to all, due to the nature of the grounds and gardens wheelchairs or pushchairs will probably miss about three quarters... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We did a self guided tour of the house and it is a brilliant place to visit. Best thing we did though was a guided tour to the roof. We learnt so much about the house and the family. What is so great is that you see the structure of the house from inside and out. The views once you... More 

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Hoylake, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Great house to visit but a great shame they have stopped doing the audio tours, these were a brilliant way of bringing the visit alive with the sounds of a busy household, however I can not fault the guides they are brilliant. My only reason for not giving a five star rating was the absence of the audio tour!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I don't have much to add to other contributors. Unlike many tourist attractions, this is a place that you can wander round at leisure without being bumped into or having trouble seeing the exhibits. The gardens are well worth walking round and all in all, if you are in North Wales and want to visit just one NT property, this... More 

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Additional Information about Penrhyn Castle

Address: Address: Bangor LL57 4HN, Wales
Phone Number: 01248 353084
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Bangor
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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