Penrhyn Castle and Garden

Important notice -

The Rook Wood play area will be closed Thursday 17 & Friday 18 May for essential repairs. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to have it open by Saturday 19 May. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular surroundings

Penrhyn Castle and Garden

Things to see and do 

Children enjoying some marshmallow toasting with a member of the Wild Elements team

Camp Penrhyn - The Plant Hunters 

Do you have what it takes to become a famous Victorian plant hunter? Are you brave, clever, resourceful and fearless? Then step this way...

Get your walking boots on...

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What's on

Artist Luke Jerram hides behind a clock at Nostell Priory

Harrison's Garden at Penrhyn Castle

Experience the finale of Harrison's Garden as over 5000 clocks are placed into the unloved floors at Penrhyn Castle.

Upcoming events

Early bird castle tours: Delve into the detail

Tue 22 May 2018
Take advantage of new morning tours to explore the finer details behind Penrhyn through its architecture, collection and history.

Wednesday Buggy fitness

Wed 23 May 2018
An outdoor workout for mums, expectant mums, dads, grandparents and carers in the stunning surroundings of Penrhyn Castle's grounds - all while baby sleeps in the buggy.

Conservation Wednesdays

Wed 23 May 2018
Drop in and chat to our house team whilst they're hard at work around the Castle.

Penrhyn parkrun

Sat 26 May 2018
Take part in a free, friendly 5km timed run around the gardens every Saturday morning.

Clock making family fun

Sat 26 May 2018
Join in with some crafty fun all to do with the passing of time.

Beginners & Continuers running programme - Group 9

Sun 27 May 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.
A child inspecting the Fire Queen at Penrhyn Castle

Railway museum at Penrhyn Castle

Visit the railway museum and learn about the locomotives used in the area surrounding our special place and the quarry.

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Our work

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!

Conservation in action at Penrhyn Castle

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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Eating and shopping

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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