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Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens

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Address: Llanfairpwllgwyngyll LL61 6DQ, Wales
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Home of the Marquess of Anglesey, with spectacular views of Snowdonia.Set...

Home of the Marquess of Anglesey, with spectacular views of Snowdonia.Set on the shores of the Menai Strait amidst breathtakingly beautiful scenery, this elegant house was redesigned by James Wyatt in the 18th century. The 1930s restyled interior is famous for its Rex Whistler association, containing his largest painting and exhibition.A military museum contains relics from the 1st Marquess of Anglesey's tenure, who commanded the cavalry at the Battle of Waterloo.There's a fine spring garden and Australasian arboretum, with an understorey of shrubs and wild flowers, a summer terrace, and massed hydrangeas which give autumn colour.A woodland walk gives access to a marine path beside the Menai Strait.

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A wonderful house with many outstanding features.

A wonderful example of a stately home. The Rex Whistler painting is incredible and worth visiting just for that alone. The Gentleman member of staff who gave the talk about the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Chester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful example of a stately home. The Rex Whistler painting is incredible and worth visiting just for that alone. The Gentleman member of staff who gave the talk about the painting was very engaging and helpful. The house is well preserved.The onsite cafe had a nice selection of cake to top it all off. A nice place to visit.

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North East England
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyable place to visit, as with most National Trust properties, probably a bit expensive for non-members (not sure as can't remember the cost) but as a NT member it was great. Good range of facilities - children's adventure playground in the woods and the treehouse were good and looked like there was a frisbee golf course for the warmer months... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here today and wasn't expecting much but boy was I wrong! The house is magnificent with incredible paintings. Gardens were very grand too. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great so we could not see the mountains but still looked fabulous in the rain. Definitely worth a visit, will be returning soon when the weather is a bit better to enjoy... More 

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Cromford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Family went to Plas Newydd today. My parents visited in the summer and were keen to take us round the house. We travelled some considerable distance - Derbyshire via parents house in Prestatyn. The website lists the House is open today (18 Dec) from 1100 to 1430. We arrived at 1100. Rather surprised to see that a sign outside the... More 

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Iwan E, Marketing Officer at Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Sam Thank you for your feedback and bringing this to our attention. Feedback is vital when evaluating our offer and services and although we were made aware of this by our Visitor reception team it is valuable to hear the feedback first hand. We completely agree with you that these details should have been made clear on the website,... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Visited this lovely old house in early November. The house is full of family history and of most interest the Rex Whistler mural and many other of his works which are everywhere in the house. His connection with the family is poignant and worth researching. The grounds are lovely and the views over the Menai Straits out toward the Snowdon... More 

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Abergele, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I have given a rating of excellent because I saw the second red squirrel I have ever seen. (Encountered another pleasant couple and it was their first sight of one.) See attached picture - although I won't be winning Countryfile Calendar! Ahh memories of the Brooke Bond PG tips album with the red squirrel on the front. Obviously house not... More 

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Thank Terry N
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Spent hours here wandering around the gardens. We were particularly interested in the red squirrels and we weren't disappointed. Nice tea rooms with lovely staff

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Thank Carol S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely place to visit but expensive if you're not a national trust member. Gardens are lovely, house is ok, nice to see but nothing special, the grounds and location are superb.

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Thank Lisa Q
Worcester
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

A most interesting house to visit, but the Cafeteria is the worst we have ever experienced within the National Trust. The Carpet was dirty, very little choice of food , although only mid to late morning, the toilets were dirty as well as requiring modernizing.

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Another beautifully conserved piece of history here, the staff are incredibly knowledgeable and facilities on site are more than adequate

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