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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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Lovely NT property

This is more of a stately home than a castle. Very grand and opulent, absolutely massive inside. The room guides are all very keen to tell you about the history which is nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

This is more of a stately home than a castle. Very grand and opulent, absolutely massive inside. The room guides are all very keen to tell you about the history which is nice. Lovely grounds to stroll in and had an excellent sandwich and choc brownie in the little tea room. Well worth a visit. Not much else to do... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A great day out. We thoroughly enjoyed our day there. The grounds were lovely to walk around and on a nice day perfect for a picnic as you get great views. The castle interior is something to behold. Stunning!! Well done national trust!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great day out, very interesting castle built for a man who made his money from Welsh slate. Try to book on a tour if you visit as it takes you into parts of the castle you would not normally see. The castle even has it's own railway museum. There is also a picnic area, play area and garden walks. Recommended.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
7 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Our day was organised by friends who live local and as the wether was not the best, a day indoors as an activity was decided. I have been to many castles in the UK and technically this is not a castle but a grand stately home, this came from one of the room guides who are dotted around the castle... More 

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
72 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

More than just a Castle The Railway Museum set inside its walls is worth a view on its own Not to mention the Cream teas! We have visited Penrhyn a few times now over the years and it never fails to enchant The Area that it resides on is Spectacular The Castle is Impressive.Not that big but Really makes up... More 

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

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 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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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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89 reviews 89 reviews
6 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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