National Trust Penrhyn Castle, Bangor

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The mammoth 19th-century neo-Norman National Trust Penrhyn Castle offers opulent furnishings inside and a spectacular natural setting outside. In the halls, see a 900 kg (1 ton) slate bed made for Queen Victoria, elaborate carvings, plasterwork, and mock-Norman furniture. The castle also has a large collection of paintings that you could spend hours gazing at. The restored kitchens are a hit with visitors, and the stable block contains two museums: one for industrial railways and another for model railways. Outside the buildings, be sure to explore the surrounding parkland, exotic tree and shrub collection, and enchanting Victorian walled garden. Using our international travel planner, Bangor attractions like National Trust Penrhyn Castle can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Lots to keep kids (and adults!) entertained all day - outside play area, gardens, castle, train museum, cafe.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 wa...  more »
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  • Amazing castle, and looks like it has come straight out of Disney movie. Beautiful views of surrounding countryside. If you have mobility problems there is a minibus service from visitors centre to the castle. Lovely NT cage and gift shop. Delighted to find gluten free cake!
  • Beautiful gem in the countryside with all original family furniture. Fascinating period hand carved furniture volunteers very informative.and knowledgeable! Well worth a day visit,with fabulous food.so much history to absorb with Royal visits .,amazing paintings, rooms .please visit to keep the house Alive!
  • What a great place to visit but it may take more than one or two visits to see and enjoy everything there is to see there. Definitely worth visiting if you are interested in history architecture or culture. It does have woodland walks great views and picnic areas
  • Extremely interesting, all of the guides happy to explain everything. Been taken to the part of the castle that isn't renovated and to the roof. Really enjoyed it.
  • Really enjoyed our recent walk with the woodland manager. It was great, informative and insightful. Lovely to know what National Trust are hoping to do with the newly acquired space. Even more interesting was learning about the trees they have found. As ever the rest of the gardens are lovely for a gentle family stroll, and the castle full of stories and emotion.
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