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National Trust's Penrhyn Castle and Garden

  • 4.7

  • from 2943 Google reviews

A large brick building with grass in front of a castle
A large brick building with grass in front of a castle

Penrhyn Castle - Exterior 2 (10357694196) by bvi4092. CC BY 2.0

About the garden

19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular surroundings. The extensive grounds are perfect for exploring and enjoying spectacular views of Snowdonia and the North Wales coast. Little explorers can climb trees, make dens and run wild in the adventure playground.

Opening times

April - 4 Nov 2018, open daily: Castle 12:00 - 17:00 Gardens 10:30 - 17:00 Railway Museum, Shop, Victorian Kitchens & Cafe 10:30 - 17:00 5 Nov - 31 Dec 2018: Castle Closed Gardens open daily, 11:00 - 15:00 (except 25 Dec) Railway Museum, Shop, Victorian Kitchens & Cafe open Sat - Sun only, 11:00 - 15:00

Useful details

Garden area

47 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant.


Yes - Children of all ages.


Yes - There is a gift shop and plant shop.

Gwynedd, LL57 4HT

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Google reviews

  • 4.7

  • from 2943 Google reviews

Dodo D

a month ago


The most unique industrial castle we have ever seen. Massive beautifully decorated rooms with a lot of interesting history and many nice people that can explain it to you. The train expo is great as it brings you closer to the period of quarries and mining in Wales. A lot of space to walk, have a picnic or just sunbathe, a nice cafe and shop. What a great experience. Don't miss out.

Deborah Schofield

a month ago


The website & leaflet under sell this stunning castle. It is easily the best mansion I have ever seen. The stone work & the intricately carved wooden features are amazing. Even if you are not a national trust member it is well worth the admission fee, what a great day out.

Carol Ayles

2 months ago


We had a great time here. All the staff were pleasant, helpful and informative. The property is very well looked after with beautiful collections. The craftsmanship from a time gone by is exquisite (if like I you are interested in that sort of thing). A truly stunning castle. The grounds are gorgeous. The railway museum was a nice and unexpected find. Facilities were clean and looked after, prices typical of the National Trust. Small shop, but had all the things you expect to see available. We found the cafe selling light bites, we're not sure if there was one on site selling meals as such. Followed the Easter trail which was good fun (all on accessible areas). The playground isn't very big and got busy quickly but the kids enjoyed it. Definitely recommend a visit here.

Benjamin Taxman

a month ago


An amazing castle, very decadently designed. Built by owners of sugar plantations in Jamaica that used slave labour. Not enough done at the castle to explain this, which surprised us. A small railway museum, a walled garden and a large forested estate to wander through, adds to the experience. We took a picnic and had a great day out.

Andrew Barber

in the last week


Spectacular but quite moving Victorian country house. NT’s new presentation of the family’s profits from slavery and their role in resisting the efforts of their local slate workers to get fairer and safer working conditions is sobering and balanced. It brings a whole new angle on how you view the costs that were spent on such a spectacular castle.

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01248 353084

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