Penrhyn Castle

19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular surroundings

Côr y Penrhyn perform at the sculpture launch

Slate or State, by Walker & Bromwich

A new an art installation by Glasgow based artists Walker & Bromwich which features a 15-foot sculpture of the Bethesda Quarry in the Grand Hall at penrhyn Castle.

Penrhyn Castle

What's on

Family enjoying a summer picnic on grass in front of castle

Summer fun at Penrhyn Castle

Family activities to suit all tastes, every Sunday, Monday and Thursday throughout the summer holidays.

Upcoming events

Early bird castle tours: Delve into the detail

Wed 26 Jul 2017
Take advantage of new morning tours to explore the finer details behind Penrhyn through its architecture, collection and history.

Artists in Residency exhibition: 'Slate or State' by Walker & Bromwich

Wed 26 Jul 2017
Our final year of Artists in Residence, in collaboration with the Arts Council of Wales, will culminate in a spectacular exhibition by renowned artists Walker & Bromwich.

Fun Thursday tales

Thu 27 Jul 2017
Are you sitting comfortably? Then we'll begin... A fun packed day of woodland storytelling and story inspired crafts. Based on the story by Oliver Jeffers, can you help solve the mystery of 'The Great Paper Caper'?

Penrhyn parkrun

Sat 29 Jul 2017
Take part in a free 5km timed run around the gardens every Saturday morning.

Camp Penrhyn

Sun 30 Jul 2017
Summer holiday Sundays are all about free range fun at Camp Penrhyn. Ready for an adventure? Join the Wild Elements team follow in the footsteps of the famous Victorian Plant Hunters!

Wild nature - Wild animal tracks and trails

Mon 31 Jul 2017
Look at the different ways to track animals and make your very own ink track trap to use in your own garden at home. You can also learn different ways to attract wild animals in your garden.
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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.

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Eating and shopping

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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.