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Penrhyn Castle

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Explore the hidden treasures of Penrhyn Castle Penrhyn Castle is a stunning 19th century neo-Norman castle, built for the wealthy Pennant family. It is crammed with fascinating things including a one-ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria. It houses one of the best art collections in Wales, including paintings by Rembrandt, Gainsborough and Canaletto. The castle´s interiors are decorated with elaborate carvings, hand-made wallpapers and stained glass, and its furniture collection with many original pieces, and designed by Thomas Hopper. In the stable block are an Industrial Railway Museum, Model Railway Museum and the Doll Museum, with over 500 dolls from around the world.

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Disabled Access

Parking Available

Guided Tours

Facilities & information



Disabled Access

Guided Tours

Parking Available


Extra info

Open Times: Castle: 1 Mar to 2 Nov, Daily ex Tue 12:00-17:00, Tue 11:00-17:00 (by tour only), 8 Nov to 28 Dec, Sat & Sun 12:00-15:00 (by tour only). Please see NT website for Museum & Grounds opening times.

Price Details: NT Members Free. Adult: £11.80, Child £5.90, Family £29.50

Arrival information and directions

Address: Bangor, Gwynedd, BangorLL57 4HN, United Kingdom

One mile east of Bangor, at Llandygai on A5122. Signposted from junction 11 of A55 and A5.

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