Penrhyn Castle and garden

Important notice -

Due to essential work being carried out on the driveway, Penrhyn Castle and garden will be closed to the public on Wednesday 17, Thursday 18 and Friday 19 January. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular surroundings

Penrhyn Castle and garden

Things to see and do 

Garden open 7 days a week over winter.

Get your walking boots on...

Penrhyn Castle near Bangor in the snow

How do you put a castle to bed? 

Every year we tuck the castle up warm for winter. Find out what goes on in those winter months.

Penrhyn Castle and garden

What's on

A wooden hide along the banks of the River Ogwen

If you go down to the woods today...

If you go down to the woods today... You may be in for a big surprise, especially if you haven’t visited along the river bank at Penrhyn Castle for a while!

Upcoming events

Drop-in with the woodland rangers

Thu 25 Jan 2018
If you go down to the woods today...

Penrhyn parkrun

Sat 27 Jan 2018
Take part in a free, friendly 5km timed run around the gardens every Saturday morning.

Beginners & Continuers running programme - Group 8

Sun 28 Jan 2018
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.

Snowdrop planting days

Mon 12 Feb 2018
Join us in the garden to help 'grow' our display of Snowdrops

Easter bee trail

Sat 17 Mar 2018
The Penrhyn bees need your help! Follow the trail around the garden and learn as you go.

Cadbury Egg Hunt at Penrhyn Castle and garden

Sat 24 Mar 2018
Can you help bunny to solve the puzzle and claim your chocolate reward?
Penrhyn Castle and garden

Our work

A decoy bee hive, scented with beeswax in the Walled Garden at Penrhyn Castle

Penrhyn Castle bee news: June 2017 

Noisy neighbours, national awards and celebrity chefs - catch up with Katie and her girls in the Walled Garden.

Penrhyn Castle and garden

Eating and shopping

Penrhyn Castle and garden


The Bog Garden at Penrhyn Castle, North Wales

The Victorian Plant Hunters and Penrhyn Castle 

Want to learn more about the exotic plants and their origins?

Penrhyn Castle and garden

Get involved

Volunteering at Penrhyn Castle

Be part of our team 

Get more involved with the work at our special place. Make new friends, learn about the estate and volunteer with the National Trust.

Penrhyn Castle and garden


Children learning in the Victorian Kitchens

Discover a different way to learn 

Get hands on with our living history experiences, explore the castle story with our house trail and enjoy a pre-booked schools guided tour on your educational visit to our special place.

Penrhyn Castle and garden

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