Plas Newydd is a country house set in gardens, parkland and surrounding woodland on the north bank of the Menai Strait, in Llanddaniel Fab, near Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey, Wales. The current building has its origins in 1470, and evolved over the centuries to become one of Anglesey's principal residences. Owned successively by Griffiths, Baylys and Pagets, it became the country seat of the Marquesses of Anglesey, and the core of a large agricultural estate. The house and grounds, with views over the strait and Snowdonia, are open to the public, having been owned by the National Trust since 1976.
From its earliest known resident in 1470, Plas Newydd passed by inheritance and marriage through 500 years of a family's increasing concentration of wealth, titles and estates, until the 7th Marquess of Anglesey presented it to the National Trust, so that the house and grounds could be opened to the public.
Elizabeth Cutler | Apr 7, 2018
We love to visit. There is so much to see and do: viewing the house, walking round the gardens, looking out for squirrels or sitting in the bird hide. There are some lovely hidden gems, paths down to the sea, the tree house, pretty little Dells and the Italian garden. There is a cafe at the entrance as well as within the house, with shops also in both locations. There is also a regular program of activities which are well worth joining in. We have enjoyed punch and Judy shows and scavenger hunts. We look forward to our next visit.
Tom Rawlinson | Apr 2, 2018
The house itself is really well preserved and laid out and you can really take your time going through and seeing each room. The gardens and grounds are definitely worth walking around especially because there can be the added bonus of spotting some red squirrels as you head through the wooded areas.
Jane Taylor | Apr 5, 2018
run by National Trust. Lots of activities on during school holidays. Nature walks and bird spotting . Gardens very pleasant with wonderful view of menai Straits. House is open most days. Two cafes offer hot food, cakes, coffee and tea. Open every day at the moment.
Kennie Pritchard | Apr 15, 2018
Great few hours here. Lots of history. And the Liverpudlian telling us all about the huge whistler painting is a credit to the place. All the staff are very helpful and clearly love working here.
Christine Schauernan | Apr 2, 2018
Great Easter egg hunt. Lovely gardens. Interesting house. Food quite expensive and not very special.
Bruce Laing | Jun 4, 2018
One of our favourite places. The guides were brilliant keeping our 4 + 5 year old interested too. More cake needed though in the tea room by the house as shockingly only had 1x slice of chocolate.
Lynne Chatterton | Jun 16, 2018
What an amazing place, I could have sat for a week looking at the fabulous views. Had a brilliant Red Squirrel Walk with an expert and actually saw one feeding. Lots of lovely walks around this property, I'd definitely go again....and again...
Michael Vincent | May 31, 2018
First off, we own a dog so didn't go in the house. But a wander round the estate was very nice, wooded areas and some more open parts with great views. You can also sit outside at the coffee shop with your dog, which is good if the weather is ok. Free parking for all. Unsure of entry prices as we're members and get in free.
Julie André | May 30, 2018
Perfect family day out on a reasonably warm day. Picnic on the lawn facing the Menai Strait, somewhat sheltered from the wind, using a rug provided by the house. Plenty of kid's options in a beautiful setting to satisfy the adults. 8 yo got entertained enough by the house visit as it relates to Tudor times (that she's currently into). We even saw a pheasant. The store was surprisingly well stocked with quality, local products.
Peter Langridge | Jul 2, 2018
A lovely National Trust property. There is an excellent guide met us at the door, who is very knowledgable but sadly few other staff so soak up as much info as you can upon entering as there's much to be explained. The Whistler mural is AWESOME! Something you will never forget seeing. Would be 5 stars if more staff on duty.
Irina P | Jun 19, 2018
There is a lot to do in the park if you are a family, a large group of friends or just a pair. Excellent place for a picnic or a stroll, or to lay on the banks, or go deeper into the park. If you visit the house, make sure you ask the local guides. The large painting in the hall has a dramatic and romantic story. You might be allowed to play grand piano if you respect its age and feel brave enough to entertain others.
Jane Boulton | Jun 28, 2018
Beautiful place to visit- really interesting house and history, the most amazing location with fabulous views. Lovely grounds to wander around/picnic. Well worth a visit.
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