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Penrhyn Castle

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Address: Bangor LL57 4HN, Wales
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+44 1248 353084
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Beautiful on a sunny day

One of, if not our favourite National Trust properties. A beautiful castle and huge rolling grounds make this a popular place to visit. We'll be going back again and again.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of, if not our favourite National Trust properties. A beautiful castle and huge rolling grounds make this a popular place to visit. We'll be going back again and again.

Thank Paul S
north wales
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a few other families and enjoyed the gardens and views. We were able to sit out and have a lovely family picnic in the garden's. Not cheap to visit but on a nice day its gorgeous! Plenty of fun for the children exploring and exhausting themselves running about in the fresh air. Beautiful views of the surrounding area.

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Barnsley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here had a long walk round the amazing gardens and a look round the railway museum which was very good. Inside of the castle is amazing you have to visit this place you will not be disappointed.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Penrhyn castle any it park and gardens are a pleasure to see and experience there relaxing day out interesting and informative the views are arguably the nicest around

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Another beautifully kept piece of history, amazingly well restored, preserved and managed. Will defiantly return

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Well this is one castle that will not forget in a hurry & one that we definitely will visit again. It has got so much to offer - A huge Victorian Castle, Steam railway museum, a beautiful garden - which all sit in a stunning landscaped grounds. We particularly enjoyed exploring the many well laid out rooms within the castle,... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Castle great, cafe okay, grounds superb. Be careful not to miss some of the gardens. Parking for disabled can be near the castle, so ask, the car park can be a bit difficult for some to walk from up to the castle.

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Llandudno Junction, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Penrhyn Castle was the home of the Douglas-Pennant family and built in the 1820s as an expansion to the original 15th century Manor House and now consists of 200 including the Castle Keep. I visited slightly out of season, when it was a little quieter and I was able to take advantage of the tour to the roof of the... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Spent a couple of hours here last week, the castle is fantastic - it was clearly built to impress and it certainly does. Grounds are lovely, but it was raining so we didn't go far. There is also an interesting train museum. Well worth visiting.

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Solva, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

another very good national trust property with a good train museum , impressive inside with good and friendly staff and well worth visiting for people of all ages

Thank Mark G

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