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P365_118 Penrhyn Castle gatehouse

2010.03.10
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This is a view of the gatehouse and the overview of the castle. Its a structure that I want to go back to see the main house itself and shoot some sharp perspectives.

Nineteenth Century neo-Norman castle located outside of Bangor and close to the Menai Straits.

It was funded by the vast fortunes built from the profits of Welsh slate, Jamaican sugar and the West Indian slave trade.

Owned by The National Trust it is full of elaborate carvings, plasterwork and an outstanding collection of paintings.

It also houses within the gorunds, an industrial railway museum, a model railway museum and a superb dolls' museum.

It has around 60 acres of grounds include parkland, an exotic tree and shrub collection as well as a Victorian walled garden.

Certainly worth a visit.

8 Comments
lynnsgallery2 Your posts fascinate me John...I have never seen a castle in person and would love to someday. #1 great view from afar...#2 is SUPERB...#3 excellent perspective...#4 and 5 super shots :))
lynnsgallery2 · 2010-03-11: 18:14
matteahmb Lovely shots of the castle...wish we had castles in the USA :(
matteahmb · 2010-03-11: 18:33
????? oooh, you have a nice little mansion ;-)
Great shots of what looks like a superb Castle...and gatehouse.
????? · 2010-03-11: 18:47
darfoster Beautiful photos and such a lovely place to visit!
darfoster · 2010-03-11: 19:07
Davorka Lovely shots of the castle!!!!!!
Davorka · 2010-03-12: 01:48
Ole365 Very nice shots. I love castles! Even the gatehouse is beautiful.
Ole365 · 2010-03-12: 07:14
mystic1 Fantastic shots love all the difernt angles, good reportage
mystic1 · 2010-03-12: 12:38
Saipanhohhot There are lots of castles in Scotland but very few could equal this beautiful one!
Saipanhohhot · 2010-03-14: 16:48
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