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Penrhyn Castle, Bangor

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
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 is an amazing place. It is very well kept and you could imagine that people had just left for the day. There are so many rooms to see that you could easily get lost if you were not careful! I par...  read more »
  • Anyone with a modicum of interest in history will find this fascinating as will anyone who has a love of architecture, paintings and all things past. This is a real gem in the crown of the national tr...  read more »
  • An extraordinary example of Victorian romanesque, the house exhibits an opulence that is oppressive but nevertheless fascinanting and instructive. We had just visited the workers cottages at the Slate...  read more »
  • Wonderful place for a visit. The castle is brooding from the outside with spectacular and plush interiors. The parkland and gardens worth a visit too.
  • Amazing place. Loads to see and do and the size of it is incredible. Nice walks around the woodland and plenty of the castle itself is open to explore. Well recommended.
  • A great National Trust property, fantastic grounds are the setting for an opulent faux castle. Well worth a visit.
  • Amazing architecture and inside well maintained. Not cheap to get in so make a day of it. Plenty to see in the gardens too. Amazing views from all around. Great for picnics.
  • Very good place to visit, lots of interesting rooms full of furniture and artefacts. Guides friendly and eager to share their knowledge.
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