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Christmas at Penrhyn Castle

Christmas decorations at Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales
Christmas decorations at Penrhyn Castle | © National Trust Images Paul Harris

Over Christmas in 2023 at Penrhyn Castle our luxurious decorated rooms were the perfect backdrop for quality time with your loved ones. We discovered the pastimes that continue to bring us together at this special time of year.

Christmas has now finished at Penrhyn Castle and Garden

The below is information for Christmas 2023. We hope you all enjoyed the Christmas displays. Please check back here closer to Christmas 2024 when you will see updates for all the exciting plans we have in store for you.

Celebrating Christmas at Penrhyn Castle

Twinkling lights and decked out halls bring a warmth to Penrhyn Castle over the Christmas period. The lavish interiors provide a rich backdrop for a mix of traditional and modern Christmas decorations. During our Christmas opening hours, we encourage you to spend time in these impressive rooms, whether you’re making a Christmas craft in the drawing room or settling down with a book in the library.

Re-visit some of your favourite board games in our games room or grab a festive hot drink from the stables café. Take a stroll through the grounds towards our frosty Walled Garden where can get your festive family photo in our giant wreath.

Join us at Penrhyn Castle this Christmas and spend time connecting with your loved ones.

Opening times at Christmas

  • Open every weekend from 25 November to 17 December
  • On weekdays from 18 December to 22 December
  • Everyday from 27 to 31 December
  • Closed 23, 24, 25 and 26 December
Visitor looking at the mountains of Snowdonia from Penrhyn Castle's garden at sunset

Discover more at Penrhyn Castle and Garden

Find out when Penrhyn Castle and Garden is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

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Visiting Penrhyn Castle 

The castle exterior hides an opulent and lavishly decorated interior. A much-loved home to the Pennant family, learn about some of the glorious rooms you can see on your visit.

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Visiting the garden at Penrhyn Castle 

Penrhyn’s grounds and gardens are extensive and a feast for the senses. Find peace in the formal Walled Garden or explore the jungle-like Bog Garden.

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Explore the estate at Penrhyn Castle 

Why not take a stroll off the beaten track and visit the hide down by the River Ogwen. Families will also enjoy the natural play area. Remember to bring your wellies.

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Eating and shopping at Penrhyn Castle 

Visit the Castle Café for delicious lunches and tempting cakes whilst the shop offers a range of locally sourced gifts. Browse the second-hand books for a bargain.