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Penrhyn Castle (National Trust), Bangor

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The mammoth 19th-century neo-Norman Penrhyn Castle (National Trust) 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 (National Trust) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Visited this week. I understand the house has only recently reopened but the majority of the ground floor is given over to a project “ what a world “ which is a school project focusing on their...  more »
  • We pre booked online as there are currently limited entries due to Covid, it was clear online before we booked which parts where open so were not disappointed as per some reviews. Very friendly staff....  more »
  • Visited Penrhyn Castle recently. A great Castle with stunning interiors and artifacts along with a walled garden and grounds being ruined by the National Trusts presentation who are supposed to...  more »
  • Wonderful experience today, my first day of voluntary work at Penrhyn Castle. So glad I went - the house is stupendous, and I met a lovely team of workers there who were warm and welcoming and full of fascinating information about the history of the place. Lots of fun events and creative activities happening there soon, I gather - and I would so like to be a part of it all!
  • Large, impressive but relatively new castle. Interesting interiors, ceilings, clocks, art, china etc.. Children's play area. Nice shops & cafe. Excellent free parking. Particularly fine collection of old steam engines.
  • Ample free parking and toilets close to the entrance. Bit of an uphill walk to the house but lovely views as you walk along the path. Very large house with interesting features. We were lucky to get on the tour of the attic which was interesting. The train museum is also very good and well worth a visit. We didn't visit the cafe so I can't comment on the facilities offered.
  • Great place to visit. Friendly staff. Picnic tables outside visitor centre accompanied by a Robin! Good mini bus (for a donation) worth getting up to the castle and grounds. Very enthusiastic staff/volunteers inside. Worth a visit
  • An excellent historical location with plenty to do. The house itself is interesting and the gardens are very nice too. Things there to keep the kids occupied. A good family place to visit

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