This National Trust property is in a magnificent location overlooking the sea and Conwy estuary, with lovely views from the windows and gardens. Approaching along the A5 through Snowdonia makes the visit even more impressive.
However, don't expect mediaeval Knights, as Penrhyn Castle was built in the early 19th century as a country residence. The interiors are highly decorative and are being well preserved by the Trust. Although guides are available in most rooms, if they are occupied with other visitors, there is little other information available, as you go round the house. Those guides we did speak to were helpful and polite. The furniture and fittings were in good condition and the effect was of a relatively intact and authentic country house.
The gardens were lovely on the sunny day that we visited and we appreciated the minibus ride up to the castle from the car park.
There was little of interest for children, so if you want a family visit in the area, perhaps try Chirk Castle instead.
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