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Penrhyn Castle

Boarding students from 10 nations travelled to Penrhyn Castle as part of their weekend programme of trips and visits. The castle – near Bangor – was built by the Pennants whose family fortune was built on slavery, slate and sugar. The 19th century neo-Norman creation with views of Snowdonia and the Menai Strait impressed the youngsters who enjoyed their tour of the house where their interest and knowledge of British history was commented on very positively by the guides. They then had the opportunity to wander the gardens, clamber in the adventure playground, visit the railway museum and the displays on slavery and the history of slate mining. The afternoon ended with a tray of Mrs Rowlands’ caramel shortbread.
John Rowlands

Posted on: September 27, 2009