Penrhyn Castle gardens in winter
There's still plenty to see and do in the gardens over winter. In fact, the gardeners consider it to be a very busy time of year.
Winter is one of the best times to enjoy the views from the garden, with the crisp air giving clear views of the surrounding landscape.
A garden with a view
From 'Maple Lawn' and the back of the castle you can enjoy clear views down the North Wales coast to Llandudno, the Great Orme and Puffin Island.
The front of the Castle and gardens face Snowdonia and have beautiful views of the Carneddau on a clear day.
The Castle itself was strategically placed to give an uninterupted view of the Penrhyn Quarry at Bethesda.
Did you know that dogs are welcome in all areas of the garden throughout the year, including the Walled Garden? We just ask that you keep your four-legged friend on a short lead and out of the Rook Wood play area.
Penrhyn is the perfect mix of open lawns and woodland trails for dog walking. You can follow our longer walk around the edges of the grounds or just wander at your own pace.
For a little more adventure why not visit our hide and natural play area on the banks of the Ogwen river (Afon Ogwen). Here you can take in the scenery and stroll along our new boardwalk, created by our Woodland Rangers.
We do ask that you keep your four legged friends on a short lead and avoid the more sensetive areas of the garden like the Walled Garden and the Outdoor Gym/Children's Playground.
Don't forget to pick up a doggy treat on your way out!
Fun for all the family
No matter what the weather, there's also plenty of activities you can tick off your 50 things list. Get those wellies on, pick up a 50 things map at the visitor centre and get stomping!
Late Winter and signs of Spring
As Winter fades signs of spring are a joy to behold at Penrhyn with the Walled Garden and woodlands perect for late winter flowers and Snowdrops.
Blow away the cobwebs
If you're looking for a more energetic experience in the great outdoors, you can always join one of our weekly Parkruns. Once you know the route, there's nothing stopping you practicing on your own either!