Penrhyn Castle

This massive 19th-century fantasy castle, crammed with spellbinding objects, was built for the wealthy Pennant family.

The castle retains its Victorian kitchens, walled garden and servants' rooms, as well a model railway and superb collection of 19th and 20th century dolls.

Permanent collections

Home to one of the finest art collections in Wales, the castle holds paintings by Rembrandt and Canaletto. Artefacts include a one-ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria and hand-made Chinese and William Morris wallpapers.

Art Funded works

Landscape with Arched Gateway by Adam Pynacker (1620 - 1673) is an imaginary landscape depicting an arch with a large broken tree trunk and mountains in the background. This work originally hung in the small dining room (now known as the Breakfast Room) at Penrhyn Castle and was acquired jointly with the National Museum Wales in 2002.

Visitor information

The surrounding parkland offers walking opportunities, while there is also an outdoor gym. The Penrhyn cream tea is not to be missed.


Venue details

Penrhyn Castle Bangor Gwynedd LL57 4HN 01248 353084 www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £11.30)

Please visit the Penrhyn Castle website for full seasonal opening times