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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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Perfect for a Wet Weather Day

An amazing fantasy castle beautifully restored by the National Trust. The staff in the rooms were very helpful and so knowledge about it that it made the visit much more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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St Helier
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

An amazing fantasy castle beautifully restored by the National Trust. The staff in the rooms were very helpful and so knowledge about it that it made the visit much more interesting.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This castle is enormouse & set dramatically on top of the hill outside Bangor. The views from the castle are great - across the Menai Straits & towards Snowden in the opposite direction. It is all massive & gilden & sumptuous but not really to modern taste. The best bits for me were the kitchens & butler's areas, where the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We didn't plan a stop here but we're glad we ended up exploring. We struggled to get parked it was so busy but got somewhere eventually and got our tickets. It's a short walk up to the castle which is incredibly opulent and really something to behold! There are a4 sheets in some of the rooms to tell you more... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

As far as castles go in Wales this has to be "modern" as it was built during the Victorian era but is no less interesting to see all over the castle and grounds. The interior is spectacular a testament to the money and power of a Victorian entrepreneur. The life as it was below stairs I found really fascinating with... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Delightful visit with stunning views and very impressive architectural design, a must visit for historical enthusiasts.

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

came with kids great fun for all shame about the great British weather , but enjoyed yourselves never the less , will go again

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

One of my favourites castles. Like Windsor castle, it looks too beautiful to remind the defending purpose but its location is astonishing. The best picture: the view of the misty sea, beside the pastures where the animals lay, from the castle surroundings.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Probably best to get here as soon as it opens at 11am. There is a mini bus that takes you up from the car-park to the entrance (a suggested 'voluntary' contribution is made for this). There are several additional tours that can be booked at reception, but places on these get booked quickly, so go early. You are able to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

As we had a couple of hours to spare we called in here. I was glad that we are National Trust members as the entry price was high but it provided good value if you were there for the day. The castle was spectacular and the room guides were both knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed the railway museum too. We... More 

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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This has everything you could imagine, s splendid castle with all the pomp and all that goes with that, lovely gardens with plants a plenty, and views well quite simply to die for, one side you can see the sea,and turn around and you can then see the very beautiful views of the coast and turn even further and you... More 

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Additional Information about Penrhyn Castle

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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