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Take a look back at this historic image of Penrhyn © Francis Frith Collection

Take a look back at this historic image of Penrhyn

Penrhyn Castle began as a medieval fortified manor house built way back in 1438. So with almost 600 years of rich history this is one story that's definitely not getting old.

Our room guides are on hand to help you discover how the family and the servants co-existed in the separate worlds of upstairs and downstairs.

Bittersweet history

Part of the slavery exhibition at Penrhyn Castle © Penrhyn Castle

Part of the slavery exhibition at Penrhyn Castle

Our knowledgeable learning assistants host talks for Welsh Baccalaureate students revealing the bitter backdrop to the castle's history.

Learn how the local wealth of the Pennant family came from the profits made from the sugar plantation in Jamaica and how it affected the many people involved.

Self led visits

Pupils enjoying finding out about Penrhyn Castle

Pupils enjoying finding out about Penrhyn Castle

Why not discover Penrhyn Castle in your own time? Visit the luxurious interiors, discover the historic walled garden or explore the ground, all under your own steam.

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Carved limestone capitals at Penrhyn Castle, Gwynedd, Wales.

To reserve your visit, or if you have any questions or need further information, please email our learning team or call us on 01248 353084.

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