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Penrhyn Castle

Closed Now: 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Great place to visit

A very historic house with great grounds. Even has a couple of old locomotives there. Great place... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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Astonishingly decadent, incredible.

Really stunning castle , the insight into how the aristocracy lived back then was lavishly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This 19th-century neo-Norman castle sits between Snowdonia and the Menai Strait. It's crammed with fascinating items, such as a one-ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria, elaborate carvings, plasterwork and mock-Norman furniture. In addition, it has...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Bangor LL57 4HN, Wales
+44 1248 353084
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We showed up today, a Sunday, to take the free first come first serve limited space "early bird" castle tour. We were the first 2 at the ticket office and were told the tour was full. Say again? How did all that happen. We were...More

1  Thank fssutton1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We’d tried to visit Penrhyn Castle a couple of days ago but unfortunately it was closed to the public as HBO are currently filming there and the castle is only open at weekends to the public. Due to the filming currently taking place a lot...More

1  Thank Laurence771
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the second time this year we have visited the cafe at this national trust property and each time the service has been poor. We are NT members and visit several properties every year and the cafe service here is by far the worst....More

Thank steve c
Reviewed 4 days ago

Having driven from Cornwall with this on our list,we found via our Tour manager thatb this place was not open to us as they were filming something here...this is a problem we have had several times and cannot be avoided it seems but as we...More

1  Thank RoyL65
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A very historic house with great grounds. Even has a couple of old locomotives there. Great place to visit at Halloween with children as there are plenty of activities for them to enjoy

Thank eifioncymru
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really stunning castle , the insight into how the aristocracy lived back then was lavishly displayed in all its glory and vulgarity, shame it was partly funded by the slave trade , but that's history now and forms an education to us all. An incredibly...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning castle, amazing ceilings , lovely art work and furniture, shame not all the castle open due to filming , great day out

Thank Vacationer761756
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Castle and clock exhibition that we travelled hundreds of miles to see are closed all week. Great NOT What a let down Because they are filming for a tv programme that I have never watched and never will.

1  Thank Tony042
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic National Trust castle and grounds. Good access to many of the main rooms and a very interesting railway exhibition. Great option for a rainy day, but also glorious when the weather is clear as there are great views. Nice tea shop/cafe.

Thank Wonko_the_sane
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Penrhyn castle in sept 2018 and the place is stunning. Whilst we where there they had a film crew filming at the castle so unfortunately a large part of the castle was closed to the public. But we still manged to go on a...More

Thank Rick B
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July 29, 2018|
Response from Iwan E | Property representative |
Hi Bambi - Dogs are allowed in the garden on leads, everywhere except the Adventure Playground. Assistance dogs only in the Castle and Castle cafe. Dogs can sit in the Stables Cafe - this is only open at peak times usually... More
June 19, 2018|
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Response from MAR-AM-UK | Reviewed this property |
Probably best to contact them and ask. Photography for personal use without flash is permitted inside. However some of the rooms are on the dark side so a tripod would help. Personally I have a monopod and I doubt they'd... More
March 24, 2018|
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Response from Gary S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are charges for entry including discounts for families. This is an expensive property to maintain so you shouod have no problem helping out or better still join The National Trust as there are more attractions in... More