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Penrhyn Castle and Garden

Your visit to the impressive Penrhyn Castle will open a world of history. From it’s dark history in slavery and slate, to it’s mock castle architecture, gardens and woodland, and stunning views across to the Menai Strait. Penrhyn Castle is a fantastic family day out and is certain to be a hit with the kids.

History
The castle itself is packed full of interesting artifacts. From beautiful carved plasterwork and furniture, a one tonne bed made of slate for Queen Victoria and a vast collection of artwork. There’s also the opportunity to go behind the scenes with a house tour (12-3pm, Saturday and Sunday).

The family history of the castle is a dark one, with its origins in the transatlantic slave trade, Jamaican sugar¬†prosperity and north wales slate mining. A real highlight is the the restored Victorian kitchen. In the nearby stable building there’s also a railway museum where you can get hands-on with historic locomotives, and a lovely dolls’ museum with a collection dating from the 19th and 20th century.

Gardens and Woodland

With over 45 acres of beautiful gardens, woodland, a Victorian walled garden and a children’s play area, there’s plenty to keep the kids busy whilst you sit back and enjoy the breathtaking views across the Menai Strait and surrounding hills and Snowdonia’s mountains.

Refreshments
Besides enjoying a picnic in the grounds, Penrhyn Castle also offers a variety of food and drink options. These are available at the Stable Yard kiosk with hot and cold drinks, light snacks and ice cream.

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