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Two people with pushchairs walk under a large oak tree at Penrhyn Castle and Garden
Take in the incredible views on Penrhyn Castle's accessible trail | © Paul Harris

Accessible trail at Penrhyn Castle and Garden

Head on this circular route around the castle grounds. This trail is accessible for wheelchairs, scooters and pushchairs. Take in the natural space and discover a diverse range of wildlife and nature that call this place home.

Total steps: 6

Total steps: 6

Start point

Penrhyn Castle car park, grid ref: SH603717

Step 1

Leave the car park through the Visitor Welcome Centre and follow the footpath straight ahead towards the tarmac road. Here, turn left and away from the castle walking underneath a small mixed woodland known as Lime Grove.

Step 2

When you reach a fork in the road, head right and follow the grounds outer border fence.

Step 3

Follow the path, and don’t forget to look up towards the right for views of the Castle Keep and the Library Carrel. You’ll pass the heather slope on your right before arriving at the Dell on your left.

Step 4

From here you can access the Walled Garden. Both terraces are accessible via the pathway outside the Walled Garden. To access the Bog Garden follow the pathway down to your left. After taking in the jungle-esque garden, come back the way you came and head through the gate in between the hedges to your left. Wander through the top terrace before heading out through the opposite one you came in by.

The loggia and lily ponds on the Top terrace at Penrhyn Castle and Garden, Gwynedd, North Wales
The walled garden in summer | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Step 5

Turn left on to the gravel path and go through the Rhododendron Walk. In spring and early summer the rhododendrons and azaleas are a mass of scent and colour.

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Slow worms | © National Trust Images/A.Wright

Step 6

Follow the circular route around towards the stable courtyard entrance. From here head left and take the tarmac route towards where you started.

End point

Penrhyn Castle car park, grid ref: SH603717

Trail map

Map of steps, see written article for guidance.
Accessible trail map Penrhyn Castle | © Penrhyn Castle

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