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Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll LL61 6DQ, Wales
+44 1248 714795
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Go for the views - and the Rex Whistler mural

This is a National Trust property - and neither the house or its contents are anything special... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain
An excellent NT House

An excellent venue with magnificent views of the Menai Strait and stunning gardens, home of the... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Nigel P
Greater London, 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 29 June 2017

This is a National Trust property - and neither the house or its contents are anything special - until you come to the end of the tour and find Rex Whistler's wonderful mural in the dining room. There is little information in any of the...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 29 June 2017

An excellent venue with magnificent views of the Menai Strait and stunning gardens, home of the Marquess of Anglesey and containing works by Rex Whistler.

Thank Nigel P
Reviewed 28 June 2017

As the previous writer said "The house is an average stately home" I agree entirely but what was in the home was more than average. Obviously the family have a military heritage going back hundreds of years that that is quite evident from the paintings...More

Thank Lewis K
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Whistler's painting and explanation very good, rest of house interesting but nothing special. Best are the views and the garden and grounds. National Trust 'canteen' not appealing, advise to bring picnic and admire the views.

Thank seedeesee
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The house was an average stately home, with the addition of the Rex Whistler painting in the dinning room which I guess is what most people come to see, all the room guides were very helpful and informative, we did`nt find the gardens very interesting....More

3  Thank hillygilly2014
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Came here for lunch as the NT web site promised 'sumptuous sit down meal' and I'd been on a 20 mile cycle round that morning and was on holiday so thought that would be a great start to my visit, giving me the energy to...More

3  Thank AndrewChapple
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We arrived on one of the hottest days of the year. The house and gardens are stunning. The views along the Menai Straits also. The paintings in the house are worth viewing the Rex Whister experience is not to be missed. Don't hesitate and spend...More

Thank VanClomp
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We visited on a very hot sunny day in June. Car park has some good shaded areas in which to park the car. The walk down to the house was pleasent with shade from some very large tree's. The house itself is not particularly attractive...More

Thank henshawgn
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Visited on a round-the-island trip. Found both the history of the Marquises of Anglesey very interesting and informative as well as the eclectic mix of items in the main house very unusual - including a wooden leg. The gardens were also a major attraction as...More

Thank Miloj
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Panoramic views overlooking Snowdonia from Plas Newydd's beautiful gardens. An absolute must whilst visiting Anglesey. The history of the Marquis of Anglesey's family is so interesting, and the romantic story about the artist Rex Whistler, who painted the wonderful mural in the dining room, plus...More

Thank Hilda Yvonne H
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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