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What a place! So much to see and do. The house took us a good couple of hours to look around so we... read more

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Mandy S
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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How the other "half" live

Typical NT property with all the usual amenities. Membership always recommended as it makes... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cornwall, 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
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Reviewed today via mobile

What a place! So much to see and do. The house took us a good couple of hours to look around so we didn’t touch the gardens!!!! We visited with our teenage daughter and she was totally absorbed in the history of the castle. We...More

Thank Mandy S
Reviewed yesterday

Knowing Penryn in Cornwall so well, we felt duty bound to visit Penrhyn (with an h) in Wales. The place was well sign posted from the road but this was not the case on the property. For instance, we were told the house was on...More

Thank Helen J
Reviewed yesterday

Typical NT property with all the usual amenities. Membership always recommended as it makes multiple trust property visits affordable. House/castle has an interesting history the guided tour was well worth it as it joined a lot of the dots. Horrific to hear how Lord Penrhyn...More

Thank yselka
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely castle on the edge of Bangor north Wales.. staff very informative & knowledgeable about the former residents & the castle itself. Had a good few hours in the castle & the gardens

Thank Annie E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent a sunny afternoon here after visiting the Slate Museum. While not a true castle, it’s certainly worth a visit. It’s an intriguing place - I’m curious as to why they choose the design they did, and of course the interior reflects how the...More

Thank TeamB7778
Reviewed 5 days ago

Penrhyn is impressively situated overlooking both the Estuary and Snowdonia. Set in hundreds of acres this is a vast property with all the external appearance of a Norman Castle. In reality it's a Victorian Red Brick construction c 1820's, clad externally with local stone. The...More

Thank 1941bigjohn
Reviewed 6 days ago

Have visited Penrhyn Castle many times, but it was our first visit with three of our young grandsons. On arrival, we parked at the lower car park and walked up a very steep hill that the boys enjoyed. The beautiful scenery made the walk less...More

Thank se262014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This 19th Century castle, is a real beauty the stone carvings are everywhere and are absolutely mind blowing what a brilliant place, like a fairytale. unfortunately by the time we had seen the castle, we had no time left for the gardens. Transport supplied to...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unlike Lord Lever the founder of the Lady Leaver Gallery who built beautiful Port Sunlight homes for his workers, the owner of Penrhyn Castle has left a much darker legacy. Pennant family money apparently came from the slave trade sugar plantations and local slate quarry...More

2  Thank fire-by-night89
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only spent half a day at this fabulous location, and we should have started much earlier to get round the whole place. My biggest regret is buying a main meal from the cafe. Now I expect to pay a little extra for eating at these...More

Thank Rob W
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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 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
24 March 2018|
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Response from Forestwalker_UK | 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