Visiting Penrhyn Castle and Garden: what you need to know

In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit.

We're looking forward to welcoming you back.If you're planning a visit to Penrhyn Castle and Garden, read this article to find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit. We've made some changes to our usual offer, to help keep everyone safe.

No need to book

We’re continuing to open safely and we are pleased to say that from 19 July you no longer need to pre-book your visit. Therefore if you fancy popping over for a walk, to see the castle or for some tea and cake, just drop by. Check opening times. 

Arrival and parking 

  • If you are arriving via bicycle, public transport or on foot  please make your way to the car park check in area where your details will be checked by the team who will adhere to social distancing. 
  • Our team will not be able to help you find a parking space. We have designated blue badge holder parking near the castle. Please park by the visitor centre on arrival, check in, and ask to be directed to the blue badge carpark..
  • Campervans that are used for transport are welcome but are not permitted to stay overnight. At this time we’re unable to welcome caravans and coaches.
  • There is no limit to the amount of time you can spend at Penrhyn Castle and Garden during your visit.   

Staying safe

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 10 days, please don’t visit. 

In line with government guidance, you're required to wear a face covering in most enclosed spaces. Please bring one with you.

What's open

Please check our opening times for up-to-date information.


Toilets are located near the visitor centre on arrival and in the rear castle courtyard.

Bringing a dog?

Dogs are welcome in all outdoor areas with the exception of the Children's Play Areas. We do ask that you keep your four-legged friend on a lead at all times, including woodland areas and also the car park. Dogs welcome in the Satblau cafe seating area.

Assistance dogs only in the Castle.


There are lots of hard standing paths through the garden but we are on a hilly site so there are some steep inclines. Please look out for the accessible route sign to avoid steps in the Walled Garden. We have seating throughout the garden for you to rest along the way. Please check with staff on arrival if you have any concerns.

Cafe and shop are accessible.

We offer a golf buggy service - availability is dependent on volunteer drivers.

Exploring the garden

The garden around the Castle is looking lovely, but it won’t be quite as you’re used to seeing it. We’ve had almost no gardeners in the property for many weeks, while everyone stayed home and stayed safe.

We have a small team in now, but nowhere near what we’re used to, so the garden isn't perhaps as well-groomed as you might be expecting. There are some weeds and rough edges; please bear with us as we do what we can as soon as we can, and instead enjoy all the many other pleasures that our garden has to offer.