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Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll LL61 6DQ, Wales
+44 1248 714795
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A must visit

This stately home be!ongoing to the national trust is on the banks of the menai straits on the... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
via mobile
A beautiful setting on the banks of the Mennai Straits

The building itself is not the most pleasing to the eye but the setting certainly makes up for... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
Ron P
Greenfield, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Llanfairpwllgwyngyll LL61 6DQ, Wales
+44 1248 714795
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

This stately home be!ongoing to the national trust is on the banks of the menai straits on the Anglesey side and very easy to get to. The gardens are great and very interesting but the jewel in the crown is the painted mural covering the...More

1  Thank eifioncymru
Reviewed 9 May 2017

The building itself is not the most pleasing to the eye but the setting certainly makes up for that. The views along the Menai Straits are wonderful. The house is a treasure trove of military history, especially the Battle of Waterloo. The full length wall...More

Thank Ron P
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Found the house interesting and the gardens well kept, however the tea room lets this property down, limited menu, long queues,staff rushed off their feet, tables not cleared, I have no objection to clearing my own table but their was no tray racks to do...More

4  Thank lindsay b
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Love the grounds that is very well keep and the house, if that what you call it, was very interesting knowing how the families live in such a very large home. It has been in the same family over 400 years. It is a must...More

Thank Vermontsteve
Reviewed 4 May 2017

My wife and I spent the morning visiting this National Trust house and although we have been several times before still found plenty of things of interest.The rhododendron gardens were particularly beautiful. We did have a light lunch here but that unfortunately was not up...More

2  Thank michael n
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Superb informal grounds with loads of space for walks, picnics etc with great views. House is interesting with the Rex Whistler mural in the dining room amazing. Excellent description by the guide in the room On the negative side the tea room is poor. At...More

3  Thank Derek H
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to this house. The gardens and woodlands etc. are great (I even saw a red squirrel!) The Rex Whistler painting in the 'dining room' alone is worth the visit - if there is a member of staff to hand, make sure...More

Thank debil372
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

What a lovely place especially if you have a dog, lots of outdoor space for them to discover. The house was very interesting and overlooking the menai straits. As national trust members well worth a visit

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We was welcomed by a guy who went in for the hard sell on out friend to join. It was to the point of borderline harassment. Our friend made it clear he didn't want to join but this guy just went on and on in...More

7  Thank Pub1nspector
Iwan E, Marketing Officer at Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Hi Jim Thank you very much for taking the time to send us your review. We're sorry to hear about your experience while visiting Plas Newydd. Please be assured that your comments have been recorded and forwarded to our Visitor Experience, Catering and senior management...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017

The highlight of the visit to the house was the mural by Rex Whistler in the dining room. This was an amazing art work and it was lovely to hear the talk about the history behind the painting and the significance of the images within...More

1  Thank Lesley M
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Pete E
17 June 2016|
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Response from Iwan E | Property representative |
Yes, dogs are more than welcome in the grounds on short leads. Everywhere except children's play areas, the house and terraced garden.
angus r
29 August 2015|
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Response from StuB62 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, For confirmation I have just been on their website and it states: 1. Designated mobility parking in main car park. Drop-off point 2. Buggy shuttle service for visitors with reduced mobility (subject to availability) 3... More
angus r
29 August 2015|
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Response from mave1 | Reviewed this property |
I have been on holiday hence the delay in replying. I am not a wheelchair user therefore I do not know the answer to your query. On checking the National Trust Handbook I see relevant symbols opposite "Access for all". I... More