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Penrhyn Castle, Bangor

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#1 of 10 in Museums in Gwynedd
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. Using our international travel planner, Bangor attractions like Penrhyn Castle can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Spent a fantastic day with my wife and my mother and father in law. Ate in the castle cafe, food was tasty, I can recommend the . Strolling around the castle was wonderful, also spent some time in the...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    Had the best time with 7 & 8 year old girls, the quizzes are such a good idea and the guides were all lovely and great with the children. Still loads to see for our next visit. And you can buy Penrhyn...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    More of a stately home - national trust owned- well worth a visit. Very ornate and over the top display of wealth - very impressive. The NT volunteers never let you down displaying a wealth of knowled...  more »
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  • Beautiful place, the grounds are lovely and the castle is stunning. Plenty of rooms to walk around and all original or exact replica. The staff are really helpful and friendly and full of information and enthusiasm. Didn't disappoint, just need to arrange my next visit.
  • Friendly staff, good parking and toilets. Building is interesting and ornate. Grounds nicely kept and benches to sit on. Play area for kids. Food on the expensive side, but consistent with other NT locations.
  • What a beautiful castle. It's really well kept and a pleasure to walk around. You get more of a feeling of what a more modern castle might be like to live in and it was very interesting to see the different rooms which were set in their period. It's quite imposing from the outside, but beautifully so. Though it's not free to enter, it's worth the price and knowing that the money goes to keep it in such good condition makes it less bothersome.
  • A stunning place in stunning North Wales. Definitely worth a visit. History and scenic beauty all around.
  • A castle built as ancient. Insights in every day life, good explanations and castle and garden are family friendly. Good with kids, good for walks, worth the voyage.

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