Special day. The many faces of Penrhyn Castle… or the office as I call it

Quick blog on a special day for me in the National Trust. Today was a behind the scenes tour of Penrhyn Castle. I have only been there 18 months. Here are few photos of the tour and I think I have only seen 10% so far. Like it or not you can’t deny how special the place is. Some photos!

there are many faces to Penrhyn. Literally and metaphorically. these are in the cellars. a kind of Penrhyn terracotta army for me!

there are many faces to Penrhyn. Literally and metaphorically. these are in the cellars. a kind of Penrhyn terracotta army for me!

the traditional face of this 1840 statement castle

the traditional face of this 1840 statement castle

in Welsh it would be "pen punt a chynffon dime" sort of "fir coat an no knickers" its amazing the sheer number of rooms which are waiting... waiting to tell their stories. this one is right at the top of the highest tower (the keep)

in Welsh it would be “pen punt a chynffon dime” sort of “fur coat and no knickers” its amazing the sheer number of rooms which are waiting… waiting to tell their stories. This one is right at the top of the highest tower (The Keep)

a room with a view. from the top of the castle keep looking back to the Menai Straits and Ynys Seiriol

A room with a view. from the top of the castle keep looking back to the Menai Straits and Ynys Seiriol

... and above the grand hall is a 'grand attic' phenomenal carpentry

… and above the grand hall is a ‘grand attic’ Phenomenal carpentry

But there is plenty to see without going behind the scenes. the Gunnera is at its weird stage before the huge leaves open up... worth a look!

But there is plenty to see without going behind the scenes. How many people have seen this? . The Gunnera is at its weird stage before the huge leaves open up… worth a look!

the detailing is incredible. this is next to the office. i got up close and personal today

the detailing is incredible. this is next to the office. I got up close and personal today

One more face... the colourful one. I think i have more to find

One more face… the colourful one. I think i have more to find

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One Response to Special day. The many faces of Penrhyn Castle… or the office as I call it

  1. Prichard, Alun says:

    Lluniau di dod Allan yn wych – oeddet ti’n ffyddiog for y gwynebau am ddod Allan yn dda ond dwin bron yn meddwl fod y bog garden yn cystal lun

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