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Penrhyn Castle

Bangor LL57 4HN, Wales
+44 1248 353084
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It’s a must to go and see, an exhibition of 5000 clocks displayed in rooms of the keep all ticking... read more

Reviewed yesterday
k m
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Penmaenmawr, United Kingdom
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Amazing!

Stunning building, even though it is more like a stately home than a castle, it is definitely worth... read more

Reviewed yesterday
sygsinger
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Lincolnshire
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This 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.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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  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“walled garden” (76 reviews)
“national trust” (153 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Bangor LL57 4HN, Wales
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+44 1248 353084
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s a must to go and see, an exhibition of 5000 clocks displayed in rooms of the keep all ticking at different times. One of the best things we have visited for a long time ⏱🕰⏰📟

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Reviewed yesterday

Stunning building, even though it is more like a stately home than a castle, it is definitely worth a visit. Each room has a wow factor! I particularly loved the dinning room and found the Victorian kitchens very interesting. Loved the fact the there was...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

very interesting place some great old history here very close to Bangor town centre and not far off the A55

Thank Ron P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic gardens and grounds. Walled garden is lovely. Interesting interior too, worth researching local history and slate industry before you visit. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visit Penrhyn with the kids and had a great time. I took the early tour guide which allowed me to see the state rooms when the place was still closed to visitors. the guide was funny and knowledgable, and the rooms were very impressive....More

Thank Udi S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the best Trust properties, car park is a steep walk to the house but you can wait for transport. The castle used to have classic car events but seems no more! Castle is very intresting but you need to make sure...More

Thank John5219
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a great day with the kids hunting for all the bees on the trail around the gardens and to see the honey bees in their homes was great a lot if thought was put in to making this a great success and we had...More

Thank Karrie W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have read all the wonderful reviews, but we didn’t find our trip to be that rewarding. First, it’s very dark in the castle and it’s tough to read the minimal information provided in each room (I.e. one laminated sheet on a stand). Second, nothing...More

Thank Steve S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on a whim on our way to Snowdonia and loved it! You can choose to buy a ticket to just the gardens or the castle and the gardens. We only bought a ticket for the gardens but we’re still allowed access to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to many castles but this is one of the very best we have been to yet! The castle is stunning with amazing detailed interiors. Lots of rooms to see. The staff were brilliant and were very keen to share their knowledge of...More

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tanyaliepins31
June 19, 2018|
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Response from hazl2016 | Reviewed this property |
I would contact this property directly as it is National Trust and they don't allow photography in all of their properties.
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awayfromhome1970
March 24, 2018|
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Response from Forestwalker_UK | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are charges for entry including discounts for families. This is an expensive property to maintain so you shouod have no problem helping out or better still join The National Trust as there are more attractions in... More
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Wanderer_Jen
January 4, 2018|
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Response from Katie D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can wander around at your leisure
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