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Penrhyn Castle, Bangor

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#1 of 10 in Museums in Gwynedd
Specialty Museum Museum
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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4.7
  • This castle was exceptionally fun to visit! It was very fun to go explore the grounds and the interior of the castle. Our group also ordered some good food in their cafe, and bought some reasonably pr...  more »
  • This castle was absolutely stunning! The architecture and woodwork throughout the castle is amazing. The staff on hand were very knowledgeable and helpful. We really enjoyed our visit even on a rainy ...  more »
  • The castle itself doesn't open until 12 o'clock but if you get there early they have an "early bird" tour. Its just 30-40 minutes with one of the guides but because you are in before official opening ...  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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