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Penrhyn Castle

This enormous neo-Norman castle sits between Snowdonia and the Menai Strait. Built by Thomas Hopper between 1820 and 1845 for the wealthy Pennant family, who made their fortune from Jamaican sugar and Welsh slate, the castle is crammed with fascinating things such as a one-ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria.
 
Hopper also designed the castle's interior with elaborate carvings, plasterwork and mock-Norman furniture. The castle contains an outstanding collection of paintings. The Victorian kitchen and other servants' rooms, including scullery, larders and chef's sitting room, have been restored to reveal the preparations for the banquet for the Prince of Wales's visit in 1894.
 
The stable block houses an industrial railway museum, a model railway museum and a superb dolls' museum displaying a large collection of 19th- and 20th-century dolls. The 60 acres of grounds include parkland, an extensive exotic tree and shrub collection and a Victorian walled garden. 
 
Facilities include a shop and licensed tea room. 
 
Penrhyn Castle Address:
Penrhyn Castle
Bangor
Gwynedd
LL57 4HN
Wales, UK

Penrhyn Castle Opening Times:
Castle  
31th March – 30th June, 12.00pm – 5.00pm, Monday and Wednesday to Sunday 
1st July – 31st August, 11.00am – 5.00pm, Monday and Wednesday to Sunday 
1st September – 4th November, 12.00pm – 5.00pm, Monday and Wednesday to Sunday

Shop/museum 
31st March – 4th November, 11.00am – 5.00pm, Monday and Wednesday to Sunday
Grounds and tea-room as castle but open 1 hour earlier
Victorian kitchen as castle but last admission 4.45pm
Last audio tour at 4.00pm

Penrhyn Castle Admission:
Adult £8.00
Child £4.00
Family £20.00
Groups £6.50

Garden and stable block exhibitions only
Adult £5.40
Child £2.70

T  +44 (0)1248 353084

F  +44 (0)1248 371281
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