Group and school visits to Penrhyn Castle
Penrhyn Castle is brimming with history and full of interesting objects to discover. There are plenty of secrets to unearth, many with close ties to the local communities and history. Delve into the history of Penrhyn and fill inquisitive minds keen to learn with the stories from the past.
School visits to Penrhyn
Discover the treasures of Penrhyn Castle with your school or educational group. Whether you want some time to explore for yourselves or to be guided by a member of the team, there’s plenty to see each time you visit.
Why not bring your class or year group and let them explore for themselves with a self-led visit? Discovering Penrhyn Castle in your own time means that you can explore the luxurious interiors or enjoy discovering the historic walled garden and grounds. For self-led group visits you will still need to book your visit in advance.
Pre-booking is required. Normal admission prices apply.
Free familiarisation visits for group leaders
If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at NTTravelTrade@capita.co.uk.
Who is eligible for free entry?
Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.
Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.
Find inspiration at Penrhyn Castle
As you explore inside the castle, you’ll be able to talk to our friendly room guides, who'll be happy to share their enthusiasm for Penrhyn Castle and its history.
Every day is full of new and stimulating learning experiences, with new discoveries being made by our team in the collection regularly. Delve deeper into and be inspired by almost 600 years of history, from its early beginnings as a medieval fortified manor house to more recent stories and local history.
Booking your group visit at Penrhyn Castle
To reserve your visit or if you have any questions or would like further information, please email or call us on 01248 353084.
Penrhyn Castle and Garden is the perfect place for a self-led educational visit. If you would like to plan your visit, please contact us at email@example.com
Educational Group Membership
Schools can benefit from an Educational Group Membership, which is an annual membership giving free access to the whole school group at National Trust places.
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.
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.
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.
Penrhyn Castle is the former home of the Pennant family built on the proceeds of the North Wales slate industry and sugar plantations in Jamaica.
Learn more about the history of the Great Penrhyn Quarry Strike, 1900-03, the longest running industrial dispute in British history. Discover why it ripped apart a community.
Behind the formidable architecture, Victorian grandeur and fine interiors, present-day Penrhyn Castle’s foundations were built on a dark history of exploitation.
Penrhyn Castle's Railway Museum is dedicated to industrial locomotives. Find out how these engines helped to build the Pennant family wealth at Penrhyn.
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.