Penrhyn Castle is a 19th century Neo-Norman fantasy, It was built for the Pennant family in a grandiose style. Cathedral-like in proportion and extravagant in style, the castle includes a five storey keep and 300 plus rooms, all with luxurious fittings and furnishings. Paintings by Canaletto, Gainsborough and Rembrant, amongst others, hang on the walls. Outside there are over 45 acres of grounds, formal gardens and parkland, with superb views towards Snowdonia and over the Menai Strait. All this built with the huge profits from the family’s slate quarries at Bethesda. Within the stable block there is the Industrial Railway Museum displaying important locomotives and industrial artefacts from the slate quarries.
£9 adults, £4.50 Child