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Things to know before arriving at Penrhyn Castle and Garden

Looking down at visitors in the ornate Grand Hall at Penrhyn Castle
A view of the Grand Hall in Penrhyn Castle, North Wales | © National Trust Images/John Millar

On this page you’ll find general information to help plan your visit. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Entrance to the castle

During the main season, between 1 March and 3 November, the castle is open every day between 10 and 4. Last entry to the castle is at 3pm.

Upon arrival, head to the Visitor Welcome Centre in the main car park to scan membership cards or buy tickets. There is a 10 minute walk from here to the main castle entrance.


From the Visitor Welcome Centre, our welcome team will be able to assist you in finding the best place to park. On site, we have mobility scooters, manual wheelchairs, and a golf buggy service that you can use whilst visiting.

A circular route around the grounds is accessible and shows much of the sights.

There is a ramp at the main castle entrance, but there are some cobbled areas towards the back of the castle. If preferred, please ask a member of staff who can help you avoid those areas.

We have induction loops at our till points as well as portable ones that can be used.

At the Castle entrance, there are tools to help you navigate your visit, including ear defenders, a torch, binoculars and a magnifying glass. Please note these are for access purpose primarily.

At the Visitor Welcome Centre, we have sensory packs for you to borrow on your visit which include ear defenders, colouring books, fidget toys and other sensory tools.

There are some quiet areas on our grounds, including the Walled Garden and Chapel Garden which our staff can highlight to you upon arrival.

We strive to welcome everyone at Penrhyn Castle, so please don’t hesitate to contact us before arrival or ask once on site for any assistance.

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