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North Wales. Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, Gwynedd. Originally, a fortified medieval manor house the present structure dates from 1820. It was built for the Pennant family who made their money from Jamaican sugar and local slate. In 1951, the castle and 40,000 acres of land were accepted by the Treasury in lieu of death duties. It now belongs to the National Trust and is open to the public.

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Taken on September 7, 2007