Penrhyn Castle and Garden

Important notice -

While filming work continues in the Castle and garden (until 6 Oct), the main castle will be closed on weekdays with the Keep exhibitions open by tour only. Please see out filming article for full details. We apologise for any inconvenience.

19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular surroundings

Penrhyn Castle and Garden

Things to see and do 

Time at Penrhyn Castle 16 June - 4 November 2018

Penrhyn Castle and Garden

What's on

A family paying a visit to the Fire Queen steam engine at Penrhyn Castle.

Full steam ahead for Railway Month weekends at Penrhyn Castle

Do you know your 'tank' from your 'tender'?

Upcoming events

Harrison's Garden by Luke Jerram

Tue 25 Sep 2018
12:00-16:00
A feast for the eyes and ears - This exciting art installation of 2000 clocks forms an imagined landscape in Penrhyn Castle's derelict, unloved rooms.

A moment in time - 12 Stories by Manon Steffan Ros

Tue 25 Sep 2018
12:00-16:00
12 stories in time to spark your imagination and challenge your ideas. Created by renowned local author Manon Steffan Ros.

Penrhyn parkrun

Sat 29 Sep 2018
09:00-10:00
Take part in a free, friendly 5km timed run around the gardens every Saturday morning.

Railway Month - Weekends only

Sat 29 Sep 2018
10:30-16:00
Steaming into September - a chance to discover more about the Industrial Railway collection housed right here at Penrhyn Castle each weekend throughout September (excludes Saturday 8 September 2018)

Beginners running programme - Group 10

Sun 07 Oct 2018
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.

Halloween: The Ghosts of Penrhyn Castle

Sat 20 Oct 2018
12:00-16:00
Ever heard a creak or felt a chill on the back of your neck as you walked around the Castle? If you're feeling brave this Halloween join us as we explore the real ghost stories of Penrhyn Castle.
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Our work

Image of the damage to the chair in the Slate Bedroom at Penrhyn Castle

The effects of time at Penrhyn Castle 

Find out how the house team attempt to stop the hands of time and reduce light exposure to preserve the items in our collection.

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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History

Penrhyn Slate Quarry by Henry Hawkins (1820-81) at Penrhyn Castle, North Wales.

Penrhyn Castle and the Great Penrhyn Quarry Strike, 1900-03 

Learn more about the history of the Great Strike of Penrhyn 1900-03, the longest running industrial dispute in British history.

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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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Learning

Christmas in the kitchens at Penrhyn Castle

A Victorian Christmas - Penrhyn Castle's schools programme 2018 

Come and experience a Victorian evergreen Christmas with your school at Penrhyn Castle.

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