- Castles and Palaces
- Tourist Attractions
Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
Penrhyn Castle is a huge 19th-century neo-Norman castle that straddles Snowdonia and the Menai Strait and is an iconic historical visit for all those in the region.
It's crammed full with fascinating items like a 1-tonne slate bed that was made for Queen Victoria, plus elaborate and beautiful carvings, plasterwork and mock-Norman furniture. There is an outstanding collection of artwork and the restored kitchens are a delight to visit with imaginative kids. Enjoy a special behind-the-scenes tour of the house between noon and 15:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.
The stable block also houses a little industrial railway museum and a model railway museum. In the latter, you'll find diddy trains and in the former, a fantastic collection of historic industrial locomotives and you're allowed to climb up into an engine! There's also a Doll Museum... perhaps a sweetener for non-train-loving kids!
There are 60 acres of grounds to explore too, including parkland, an exotic tree and shrub collection and a Victorian walled garden! A small children's play area is also available for the kids to clamber about on. Parents can relax knowing there are baby changing and baby food heating facilities and loos in the courtyard. Kids are also going be entertained with the welcome bonus of the Children's Quiz Trail and separate kid guide.
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
Getting There and Contact Information
Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 4HN, Wales
Click here to visit Penrhyn Castle's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
11:00 - 17:00 daily (seasonal exceptions)