Penrhyn Castle and Garden

Important notice -

The Castle (Ground floor), Victorian Kitchens, Railway Museum, Garden, Castle café and shop are open for your visit. We have removed the booking system so you no longer need to book in advance. Please follow Welsh Government Regulations when visiting

Fantasy castle with industrial and colonial foundations

Penrhyn Castle and Garden

Things to see and do

Visiting Penrhyn Castle and Garden: what you need to know

We're looking forward to welcoming you back. If you're planning a visit, read this article to find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit. We've made some changes to our usual offer, to help keep everyone safe.

Christmas in the kitchens at Penrhyn Castle

Christmas at Penrhyn Castle  

The festive season is approaching! Find out more about what's on at Penrhyn over the Christmas period.

News

Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales, World Heritage Site

Congratulations Wales Slate. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee have designated the Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales as a World Heritage Site.

We’re thrilled that Penrhyn Castle is part of the fourth World Heritage Site in Wales; the designation means so much to us. We have important stories at Penrhyn of slate as well as sugar, and slavery. Being part of the designation is an exciting opportunity for us all to work with partners to unite these stories that have shaped the communities around us and have a far-reaching impact on communities across the world.

We have already benefited greatly from being part of the development of the nomination and really see the importance of working together to tell this important story that belongs to us all in Northwest Wales and beyond. 

Find out more

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What's on

Upcoming events

Dinas Oleu Painting

Sun 31 Oct 2021
10:00-16:00
We are delighted that Ophelia Redpath's interpretation of 'Dinas Oleu' is now on display at the Butler's Pantry in Penrhyn Castle. It's well worth a visit! You might remember Ophelia Redpath emerging as SkyArts 'Landscape Artist of the Year' in...

Damhegion Drewllyd / Stinky Stories

Sun 31 Oct 2021
10:00-16:00
On the last weekend of the October half term, Penrhyn Castle invites you to listen to some Stinky Stories. Siwan Llynor will be story telling in the Dung Tower.

Byd ar Blât / World on a Plate

Sun 31 Oct 2021
10:00-16:00
This October half term, explore the kitchen cupboards and find out what they reveal about the castle’s worldwide connections. A range of activities will demonstrate which foods could have been found in the Victorian Kitchen during autumn, where...

Nadolig y Gegin Fictoriaidd / Victorian Kitchens at Christmas

Sat 27 Nov 2021
10:00-16:00
Come join the festivities in the Victorian Kitchens at Penrhyn Castle. Open on weekends from the 27th of November leading up to Christmas, a visit is guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit.

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Penrhyn Castle

Sat 04 Dec 2021
10:00-16:00
This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Penrhyn Castle on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand. The trail will take place...
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Eating and shopping

Tasty treats at Penrhyn Castle, Gwynedd

What refreshments are available?

The castle café serves a limited selection of drinks, cakes, light bites and sandwiches. We've introduced new safety measures including screens at our till, collection points and waymarked routes. If you're eating in or using our outdoor seating, we'll ask you to scan your membership card or, if you're not a member, to leave brief contact details for the Test, Trace and Protect programme. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you'll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone. Please check our opening times for up to date information.

Locally made gifts at Penrhyn Castle

Stop off at our shop

Our 'Stablau' (Stables) shop at the Castle stables and Horsebox shop at the Visitor Centre is open from daily from 10.30am to 4pm. For the safety of staff and visitors, social distancing measures are in place. It is through your purchases that we are able to continue looking after Penrhyn Castle and Garden for everyone, for ever.

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History

Sugar and slate

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Our work

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Join or give

Walk through Penrhyn Castle's winter garden

Restore Penrhyn Castle’s Fuchsia walkway 

Donate to our Fuchsia Arch appeal and support us in restoring this walkway to its former glory.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Penrhyn Castle and Garden on the National Trust Collections website