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Penrhyn Castle

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Definitely worth a visit

We have visited a lot of castles in North Wales and came across Penrhyn Castle signposted. Not what... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Castle walk

I came here to break up the drive to the island of Anglesey. It was pouring with rain so we came... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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Bangor LL57 4HN, Wales
+44 1248 353084
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited a lot of castles in North Wales and came across Penrhyn Castle signposted. Not what I expected I would say it was a extremely grand house, don’t get me wrong it’s definitely worth a visit and the volunteers where brilliant passing on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here to break up the drive to the island of Anglesey. It was pouring with rain so we came here, it's national trust too. It's a dog try home disguised as a castle. We did a loft tour, brilliant.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t normally write reviews but I felt I had to for this. We saw Penrhyn castle listed on the national trust app, our 3 young children (aged 2,5 and 7) love castles so we decided to take the 2 hour drive across and we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Penrhyn Castle as part of another wonderful holiday in Anglesey. It's quite a few years since we were at Penrhyn and quite a lot had changed. It is quite expensive for admission (£28 per couple) but this gives you access to the house,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As my wife holds a blue badge, we parked in the blue badge spaces. Reported to reception for tickets and sent off on our way to the castle. After a steep hill climb which was def not suitable for disabled, we found a disabled car...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Iwan E, Senior Marketing Officer at Penrhyn Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thank you very much for your review and comments. We're really disappointed that you were not informed of the additional parking near the Castle. You should definitely have been informed arrival of the distance to the castle on foot, what shuttle services were available...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this castle by accident and so glad we did! The castle wasn’t open but still managed to spend a lovely 2 hours walking round the grounds and looking at the railway museum! Can’t wait to go back and see the house!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Byfield_MiltonKeynes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The scale of this edifice is astonishing reflecting the massive profits made from the slate quarries and the basic often dangerous conditions that workers laboured under, the excess is on show, interesting industrial railway relics, nice garden of the period but no comparison with Bodnant....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Charles F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in damp and windy conditions. Castle was not open which I hadn't noticed on the website. However the Railway Museum was open together with the Stables cafe and shop. The grounds are extensive ... the walled garden was particularly good. Staff were excellent. Need...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank guildford999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in at Penrhyn as NT Members while close by for a weekend in Llandudno after previously flying over the castle in July of the previous year, as it was February the castle was closed but the train museum was open as was the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 24 January 2019 via mobile

This castle was closed when we went to visit. However we walk around the castle and visit the garden. Beautiful place, very nice to walk. You can spend 2-3 hours easily.

Date of experience: January 2019
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29 July 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
19 June 2018|
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Response from marlarkey99 | 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