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Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll LL61 6DQ, Wales
+44 1248 714795
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Rex Whistler was a genius!

We recently visited Plas Newydd, partly because it's featured heavily in the National Trust... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Surrey, United Kingdom
Rex whistler painting

I have visited Plas Newydd on several occasions, and now go directly to see this fantastic painting... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
North Wales, 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%
  • Terrible1%
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Llanfairpwllgwyngyll LL61 6DQ, Wales
+44 1248 714795
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

We recently visited Plas Newydd, partly because it's featured heavily in the National Trust magazine for its LGBTQ history... of which we found none but a few photos right at the very end with no explanations (- 1 star). The house itself it beautiful, however...More

1  Thank hcneb
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

I have visited Plas Newydd on several occasions, and now go directly to see this fantastic painting and hear again the story of how it was painted, and why it was never completed.

Thank RufusRostock
Reviewed 19 May 2017

The house may not be Chatsworth, but it's worth a visit for the magical Rex Whistler painting on a wall in the dining room alone. The location is magnificent on the shores of the Menai Strait and the house and gardens are interesting enough. But...More

Thank Gerremin
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Although the house and grounds are of interest I like to go just to see the wonderful 58 foot long painting by Rex Whistler. A view of a panoramic harbour scene with a background of the mountains of Snowdonia. I could look at the painting...More

Thank Vince C
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

What a gem...lovely greeting but could have done without the national trust hard sell..I get it they're trying to raise money for these wonderful properties but most people visiting this kind of place know all about the national trust. That said the house was beautiful...More

1  Thank Winstonmajor
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely interesting house. Rhododendron walk not as good as I thought as the shrubs are so tall you can't see the flowers! Otherwise the house itself is very interesting particularly the whistler and Paget connection. Recommended.

Thank Helenrh2014
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This is a national trust property and as such delivers what you expect. Lovely house and grounds with amazing rhododendrons this time of year. Nice cafe, good shop and well informed volunteers to guide you. Our highlight was the Rex Whistler mural - amazing! Also...More

Thank 911Wiggy
Reviewed 14 May 2017

A well outlined grand country house, and the study was a fine example of how one person worked at an age long after others retire.

Thank eionmac
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Having been to lots of National Trust House we thought Plas Newydd was good but not amazing. Its great to see grand houses being looked after by NT its very pleasant and wonderful grounds and views but there isn't much information / discussion on the...More

Thank Oz T
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We visited Plas Newydd Country House on 9th May and found this National Trust property to keep up the tradition of NT Houses by being clean and well looked after with informative staff. The grounds and house are in a lovely position over looking the...More

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Pete E
16 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