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Penrhyn Castle

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More than a castle

We took a bus out to Penrhyn Castle which meant we had a long walk into it. I believe it was about... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Valerie T
Otaki, New Zealand

Delighted to find Penrhyn Castle open as many National Trust sites seem to close down over winter... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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...more
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Bangor LL57 4HN, Wales
+44 1248 353084
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took a bus out to Penrhyn Castle which meant we had a long walk into it. I believe it was about 1 1/2 miles but it was very nice, like walking through a forest. An American movie company was going to be filming at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Valerie T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delighted to find Penrhyn Castle open as many National Trust sites seem to close down over winter. Seeing before we visited that the grounds and railway museum closed earlier than the house, we decided to visit the house last. Great to look at the trains...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best National Trust Castles I have visited and it is no ordinary Castle! Starting from the visitor centre you can either walk or take the minibus to the castle entrance. It offers plenty of excitement for visitors of all ages,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this wonderful castle when it was being used as a film set so were not allowed to take photos which spoilt the visit somewhat. Were told that some rooms would not look the same (we'd never been before). Several rooms had furniture dumped...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Live historical places and this was great to see. The inside of it has educational aspects in there!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kobizp
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lots to keep kids (and adults!) entertained all day - outside play area, gardens, castle, train museum, cafe.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

The castle was closed when we visited but not deterred we walked the grounds and gardens which were superb. The trees and shrubs were splendid in their bold autumn colours. Even though the+weather was wet we thoroughly enjoyed walking through the varied garden landscape.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

We were a little disappointed with this site primarily because so much attention was being given to the variety of Halloween activities. My wife who has mobility problems was not advised that there was accessible parking ( this is most unusual for the National Trust)...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alan H
Reviewed 6 November 2018

A mock Norman castle built in C19th on money made from using slaves in West Indies sugar plantations and local Welsh labour in the Bethesda slate quarry. Not the best way to make money but the Pennant family certainly knew how to spend their vast...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ZacMonaco
Reviewed 5 November 2018

this victorian extravaganza hits the spot with lots of interesting extras. the art installation of clocks on the top floor was amazing. the museum of narrow gauge steam trains, was well worth seeing

Date of experience: October 2018
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29 July 2018|
Response from Iwan E | Property representative |
Hi Bambi - Dogs are allowed in the garden on leads, everywhere except the Adventure Playground. Assistance dogs only in the Castle and Castle cafe. Dogs can sit in the Stables Cafe - this is only open at peak times usually... More
19 June 2018|
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Response from marlarkey99 | Reviewed this property |
Probably best to contact them and ask. Photography for personal use without flash is permitted inside. However some of the rooms are on the dark side so a tripod would help. Personally I have a monopod and I doubt they'd... More
24 March 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