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Penrhyn Castle, Bangor

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The mammoth 19th-century neo-Norman 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. Put Penrhyn Castle and other Bangor attractions into our Bangor itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This house is well worth joining the national trust to see. The rooms are amazing and the slate train exhibition well worth seeing. There are extensive grounds and often activities for children in the...  more »
  • What a fabulous place. Not some old castle that smells musty but a home that was built around 200 years ago to look like a castle - it works! It is stunning inside. Usually I flit round to kill and ho...  more »
  • Having recently become NT members my two children asked to visit a castle so off we went! There is lots to do here, we visited on a wet and windy day but still managed to spend a good few hours there....  more »
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  • A lively little castle with plenty of history and plenty to do. There's creating and other activities for the children, a train museum, levelly gardens and some really beautiful and interesting architecture and historical content to the castle. Parking is tight but the attendants are very helpful. The only niggle is that the cafe isn't too exciting with the range of food on offer.
  • Lovely castle. Beautiful decor with amazing ceilings. When we went there was a boy play a piano in the grand hall. Which created a lovely atmosphere. As with many of the NT places there was lots to do for the children. Great day out had by all.
  • Penrhyn Castle was a fantastic day out. The walk up to the castle has some great views of the surrounding countryside and offers some lovely places to have a picnic. There are also some flower gardens but we didn't get around to see those. The castle itself is pretty magnificent. It is huge. Part of the castle is open to the public to get a feel what how it used to look inside. There is also a small train museum and a small coffee shop. Overall a very good day out.
  • This is another amazing NT property in Wales. The place is spoilt with them! Really great drive up to the car park and even park and charge for electric cars. Just wish it was local to me.
  • A really amazing place to visit. The castle is in a great condition and the gardens are vwry beautiful!