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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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Beautiful castle

Set in lovely woods ,lovely castle with well looked after rooms , the children loved the walk and hunt around the castle, good facilities lovely cafe , spent a good few hours here

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We didn't go around the castle so can not comment on that although the exterior looked great. The grounds and gardens however were poor compared to those of other castles and houses in the same price bracket. The adventure playground was very poor when compared to those of temple newsum (which is free) and harewood house ect. Plus on our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Set in lovely woods ,lovely castle with well looked after rooms , the children loved the walk and hunt around the castle, good facilities lovely cafe , spent a good few hours here

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Beautifully maintained castle with exceptional decor and architecture Reasonably priced tea rooms Very knowledgeable guides who are happy to chat if you wish but don't impose themselves on you. Free to NT members

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scunthorpe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Great day at this place when we got in. The opening times. Garden and train museum open at 11.am the castle is not open untill 12 We went early10am and gave it a miss the fist day in order to make better use of our day. Went back on the day we left for home. Glad we went. Try to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I've seen castles all over the world, and whilst not palatial, it is certainly a very beautiful castle. Well worth the drive into Wales.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We visited Penrhyn with family. 6 children and 4 adults. Directions and sign posting is good. There is a bit of a walk from the car park to the castle itself which didn't make pleasant walking back in the rain. The castle is magnificent as are the rooms. Testament to the wealth created by slate and sugar. Though this on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent day, it poured with rain but lots to see indoors. The cafe is ok limited selection of cake and staff are slow to clear and clean tables

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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place for all the family young and old. Plenty to see and do in this modern castle. Every room is presented the way they were. See the suit which Queen Victoria used when she visited - (the family living there had to move out !) Besides the fantastic paintings for adults to gaze in wonder there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We are members of national trust and we spend so much time here. The children are fascinated by the size and age of it and they always have fun things to do in the holidays

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Another amazing National Trust property! This is a fascinating castle - go and visit to learn about the history. It's a stunning building both outside and inside. The grounds are beautiful with great views. The castle also has a railway museum which is an added bonus.

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