Penrhyn Castle and Garden

Penrhyn Castle and Garden

Things to see and do 

Garden, shop and cafe open every weekend in winter

Catering at the National Trust

Winter warmers

What's better after a bracing stroll than a comforting mug of hot chocolate? Our cafe is open every weekend 11am-3pm

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What's on

Upcoming events

Beginners running programme - Group 14

Sun 26 Jan 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.

Sunday dog walking sessions at Penrhyn Castle

Sun 26 Jan 2020
11:30-12:00
Bring your four-legged friend (or friends) for a Sunday stroll around the grounds at Penrhyn Castle.

Dark Skies Festival: Zodiac talks

Thu 20 Feb 2020
11:00-11:30
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: StarDome planetarium experience

Thu 20 Feb 2020
11:15-11:45
Step inside the StarDome and travel deep into outer space to experience all the wonders of the night's sky.

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

Eating at Penrhyn Castle

Locally made gifts at Penrhyn Castle

Relax with retail 

Get the perfect present or a special memento from our second-hand bookshop, stable shop and castle shop on your visit to our special place. (Weekends only from 6 Nov - 17 February)

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History

Sugar and slate

Caryl Parry Jones at Penrhyn Castle

People's Landscapes: The Castle on the Hill 

Join singer and songwriter Caryl Parry Jones, as she visits Penrhyn Castle to hear about the amazing history of this special place, its relationship with the local community of Bethesda and the choir that inspired Blur front-man Damon Albarn’s latest album.

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Our work

Walk through Penrhyn Castle's winter garden
Snowdrops at Penrhyn Castle on a beautiful winter's day

Flushed with success at Penrhyn Castle 

How a new collaborative energy project could stop energy going down the drain at Penrhyn Castle.

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Get involved

A volunteer working on the Fire Queen, the oldest locomotive in the collection.

Celebrating our amazing volunteers at Penrhyn Castle 

To celebrate Volunteers' Week 2019 we've been finding out about the volunteers that inspire us and why they choose to volunteer their time at Penrhyn Castle.

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