Dark Skies Festival: Evening stargazing

**SOLD OUT** Join us for a wonderful evening of stargazing, exploring the night's sky and celebrating our status as a Dark Skies National Park

  • Booking essential
  • Free event (admission applies)

**SOLD OUT** Led by and in partnership with the Snowdonia National Park Dark Skies team the walk will explore the night's sky around Penrhyn Castle.

Learn to identify some of the spectacular constellations we see above us in the Northern Hemisphere and learn how protecting our nights skies from light pollution can have an incredible effect on nature and our lives.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Penrhyn Castle and Garden

Prices

Castle and Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.60 £13.26
Child £7.30 £6.63
Family £36.50 £33.15
Group Adult N/A £12.40
Group Child N/A £6.20
Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.70 £8.80
Child £4.85 £4.40

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

The basics

Booking details
Call **SOLD OUT**
**SOLD OUT**
Suitability
Accompanied children welcome
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Visitor Welcome Centre
What to bring and wear
Please dress for the weather. Red light torches will be provided, please bring your own if you have one. The car-park may be dark so please bring a torch.
Accessibility
Not accessible, may include uneven woodland paths. This is an evening walk in darkness in unlit areas.
Other
In the event of extreme weather the event may be held indoors. For further information please call -1248 353 084 or e-mail penrhyncastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 February 2020 18:30 - 19:30 Sold out
21 February 2020 18:30 - 19:30 Sold out
22 February 2020 18:30 - 19:30 Sold out
23 February 2020 18:30 - 19:30 Sold out

Contact Info

Name
Penrhyn Castle
Email
penrhyncastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01248 353 084

Upcoming events

Dark Skies Festival: StarDome planetarium experience

Thu 20 Feb 2020
14:30-15:00
Step inside the StarDome and travel deep into outer space to experience all the wonders of the night's sky.

Dark Skies Festival: Zodiac talks

Thu 20 Feb 2020
15:00-15:30
Join is for special led tours into the castle where we explore the iconic zodiac stained glass windows in the Grand Hall.

Dark skies festival: Fireside star stories

Thu 20 Feb 2020
16:00-17:00
Take a walk with us into the woods as we settle down by our new fire-pit for some starry storytelling. Learn how the stars helped shape Welsh history and hear some of the myths, legends and literature, inspired by the nights sky.

Dark Skies Festival: Evening stargazing

Thu 20 Feb 2020
18:30-19:30
**SOLD OUT** Join us for a wonderful evening of stargazing, exploring the night's sky and celebrating our status as a Dark Skies National Park

Beginners running programme - Group 14

Sun 23 Feb 2020
09:30-10:30
Join a friendly running group in the grounds of Penrhyn Castle. No matter what your ability or fitness level, you can enjoy walking, jogging & running, inspired by the beautiful views! Our lovely Run Leaders will support you every step of the way.

Breeze winter bike ride

Sun 23 Feb 2020
10:00-13:00
Come and join us for this 20 mile ride on cycle paths and country lanes to beautiful Llyn Padarn! The third in a series of free winter Breeze rides for women, suitable for all bikes and abilities.