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Penrhyn Castle

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Address: Bangor LL57 4HN, Wales
Phone Number: 01248 353084
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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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Opulent.

I have seen many stately homes around this country and the world but this is probably one of the most opulent. Everything was carved or sculpted, in most rooms there was no inch... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have seen many stately homes around this country and the world but this is probably one of the most opulent. Everything was carved or sculpted, in most rooms there was no inch of plain wall or ceiling to be seen. We went to an interesting talk on Lord Penrhyn's drawing room and strong room. Other tours are available if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great day out. We actually have a large family that includes young children and teenagers and they all had a great day. The castle itself is full of interest and is set up as it would have been in Victorian times. There is also a wonderful museum of trains and an outdoor fitness area that everyone enjoyed.... More 

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited Penrhyn castle on a wet weekend while staying in Bangor ( just a few minutes away). we are members of the NT so it saved us the entrance fee which is quite expensive for a largish family. car parking is about 15 mins walk from the entrance on a gently sloping path. the walk in gives you great views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This castle is absolutely breath taking.as soon as you walk through the doors you just think waw. The guides were so helpful and very friendly! The steam museum was fab aswell. I can't wait to take my children there soon

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Despite its name its not a castle but a house. Just loved looking around it. Well worth a visit. We borrowed an audio guide learnt a lot.

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Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although not a classic medieval castle it is still noble and has a strong royal history. Visited by Queen Victoria before and after she became monarch. The rooms all have their historic story. Sadly the Rembrandt was recently sold for £35M (!!) by the family. Also has a chequered history in relation to its dealings with local workmen who worked... More 

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Thank Phil R
Llanelli, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited on a sunny day and thoroughly enjoyed everything we saw, we even run the battery down on our camera! The castle is stunning, inside and out. The paintings and carvings in the house kept us captivated. There was so much to see!!!!! The formal garden was lovely And the grounds were beautifully maintained. We also were pleasantly surprised... More 

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Thank TBConlon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited it last year and I remember it as if it were today as it is among my favourite attractions in North Wales. This castle is situated in a large park and the views from the top are really beautiful.

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is well worth a visit and of course, if you're a National Trust member its free admission. It is quite a walk to the castle from the car park but there is a shuttle mini bus available which is helpful. The guides within the castle are really knowledgeable and passionate about the place making the place seem alive. The... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful location and fascinating history. We visited on a rainy day but that didn't matter at all. Friendly and knowledgeable guides.

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