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National Trust's Penrhyn Castle and Garden

  • 4.7

  • from 3301 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

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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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  • 4.7

  • from 3301 Google reviews

Carol Ayles

7 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.

Evalynn B.

6 months ago


Visited in September 2019 during my holiday in Wales. Earlier that day I walked up to Aber falls, and because I still had time after, I headed to this castle, because they are close to each other. It is very imposing from further and closer, too, especially with the ivy on the walls which became reddish close to autumn. It had a little railway museum in the courtyard, before I headed to the entrance of the castle. The view is fantastic as well as the interior. There are quite a few rooms to visit and the whole corridor, staircase, hall, everything is just so spacious and rich that I just wandered around with surprise and I couldn't take enough pictures. The dome is an architectural masterpiece, and those so many tiny details carved in are amazing. There are toilets and cafe in the basement, also at the railway museum, and then we can have a walk in the lovely garden. As far as I've seen seniors can go up by car to the castle, otherwise the visitor centre is a bit further down. It is a wonderful and impressive place to visit and I dare to say a must to see in Wales. National Trust site, so members go free. From the main road an arched stone gate leads to the estate - I missed it 2 times, so I thought better to warn others.

Dodo D

6 months 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.

Neringa Jurgaitiene (Neri)

2 months ago


What an amazing castle! Everyone should visit at least once. Gorgeous inside and out. There's also a train museum and gardens (didn't have a chance to visit the last one). Beautiful views to the sea and the mountains. Lots of parking spaces, a cafe and a shop.

antonio marinelli

4 months ago


Fantastic day out with my lovely daughters at an amazing place, never seen such a beautiful castle (even if it's not a real one). The grounds are well worth the visit, there are 2 cafe's and plenty of toilets, parking is easy and plentiful, lovely place to bring the kids and dog, with some lovely walks. A true credit to the National Trust for keeping this historic building in its original form.

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