A 19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular surroundings.
The dominating stone façade of Penrhyn Castle hides more than just its internal red-brick construction. The unique architecture, opulent interiors and fine art collection sit alongside a history of sugar and slate fortunes, of social unrest and the longest-running industrial dispute in British history.
Discover Penrhyn’s history, its vast rooms, neo-Norman stairways and Victorian kitchens.
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.
For Open Doors the gates to the grounds and doors to the castle are being thrown open, and visitors will be given the opportunity to explore for free.
Address - Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 4HT.
Directions - By Car: Please use LL57 4HT for google maps/sat navs. Penrhyn Castle is signposted from junction 11 of the A55.
By Electric Car: there is a charger with a 3pin plug and type 2 socket near the Visitor Centre. Free, no activation card or app required.
By Bike: on National Cycle Network 5. There are bike racks at the entrance to the Railway Museum.
By Public Transport: Buses stop at the bottom of the castle driveway, there is then a 1 mile walk (25min) to the Visitor Centre.
The car park can become full on busy days. Avoid the queues by arriving on foot, by bike or by public transport.