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Penrhyn Castle

  • Posted Oct. 21, 2010 by Sadhya Rippon Viewed 4005 times

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You may remember that I posted similar pictures at this time last year.
Penrhyn Castle is one of the most admired of the numerous mock castles built in the United Kingdom in the 19th century; Christopher Hussey called it, “the outstanding instance of Norman revival.” The castle is a picturesque composition that stretches over 600 feet from a tall donjon containing family rooms, through the main block built around the earlier house, to the service wing and the stables.
It is built in a sombre style which allows it to possess something of the medieval fortress air despite the ground-level drawing room windows. Hopper designed all the principal interiors in a rich but restrained Norman style, with much fine plasterwork and wood and stone carving. The castle also has some specially designed Norman style furniture, including a one ton slate state bed made for Queen Victoria when she visited in 1859.

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    • # Anna

      Wow, what a beautiful place.. And great captures, I have to add!

      2010.11.23 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Matt Mckenna

      Nice castle, like the ones with the red, the first looks like a face at the top or is that just me!!

      2010.10.25 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Nancy

      Definitely remarkable!!! Fantastic reflections, angles and red vines, my favorites the first and last:))

      2010.10.24 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Ricardo

      ultra stunning sadhya! :)
      the colors of the leaves when they go up the castle are amazing :)

      2010.10.22 Edited Reply Cancel