Petit Futé's opinion on PENRHYN CASTLE
Built between 1820 and 1830 by the miners with money from the slate quarries, for the benefit of their boss George Dawkins-Pennant, this small palace with its 300 rooms is considered by the Welsh as a mark of oppression of the rich English bosses. Nevertheless, just for the size of the castle and its excellent state of preservation, a visit is well worthwhile. It is also possible to visit only those gardens that are worth the detour, especially in winter when the castle is closed. Or the summer if you want to cut back a little bit.
Opening time and information on PENRHYN CASTLE
Nov to mid-Feb. gardens on weekends, 11am-3pm. Castle: from March 7/7 11am-5pm (gardens from 10.30am). Adult £14.60.