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As you come towards Bangor on the A55 you’ll see an imposing building on the right. This is Penrhyn Castle.
It was built between about 1822 and 1837. It was built in a medieval-style with Norman-style furniture inside. Queen Victoria visited in 1859.
The castle now belongs to the National Trust and is open to the public.
Penrhyn’s attractions include a formal walled garden, extensive informal gardens, a railway museum, a model railway museum and an adventure playground. Hanging on its walls is one of the finest art collections in North Wales, with works by artists including Rembrant. The castle has views over the Snowdonia mountains. In 2008/09 it was the National Trust’s thirteenth most visited paid-entry property, with 156,575 visitors.