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Penrhyn Castle

Bangor LL57 4HN, Wales
01248 353084
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Bangor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Museums
Owner description: 19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular surroundings:This enormous 19th-century neo-Norman castle sits between Snowdonia and the Menai... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Penrhyn Castle was a catastrophe! We paid around 11 £ for a garden that was closed and a castle we were kicked out, because the staff had no time for the visitors. We walked in a free guided tour and wanted to take photos and to get the next visitors fast inside we were not allowed to take photos. They... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

stunning stately home full of original furniture and fixtures gardens are lovely and we'll worth a look and a small train museum as well and the tea rooms are reasonable priced

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hampshire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Penrhyn castle is a must. Fantastic rooms guide were very knowledgeable and helpful. The grounds are great. Views were amazing. Make sure you go and visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Penrhyn Castle is a magnificant stately home set in the heart of North Wales, on the outskirts of Bangor. I am local and have visited the house and gardens before. The staff are friendly and can be helpful BUT don't start telling the TRUTH about Lord Penrhyn nor the quarry! Having attended Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen, the high school local to... More

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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Took my friend Jan from the USA to visit this amazing place. I have been many times and just love the architecture. Jan loved the individual rooms with their history, furniture and general ambiance. The guides were friendly & most helpful and certainly knew their 'stuff'! We used the 'donation please' mini bus from the car park to the castle... More

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Lincolnshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We can`t rate this establishment highly enough. We caught the Bus up to the Castle but from where we parked it was only a five minute stroll anyway. The rooms were simply staggering in style and design, way over the top in how ornate they were but when you are earning five million pounds a week you can design your... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Spent the day here recently and it's a really good historical site. It's obvious it's not a really old castle but one made to look like it is. Inside the interior is really interesting and full of lots of great examples of furniture, architecture and design. Some of the craftsmanship was excellent. The volunteers were really nice and helpful but... More

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lovely place and intresting love to live there. Couldnt go rowns it all :( swings were great like a big kid

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Burton on Trent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Fantastic property to visit - everything is just so over the top!! Unbelievable ceilings and walls/columns. The architecture was amazing and the staff were extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited Penrhyn at Easter. We had read there was an egg hunt - what was not advertised was you had to pay entry fees that were in the excess of £30! I couldn't disappoint my daughter but talk about false advertising. I wasn't the only one who complained about this. Staff are nice though and actually understood our dismay!... More

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