Plas Newydd GardensLlanfairpwll, Anglesey
Plas Newydd is an impressive feature on the banks of the Menai Strait. This grand mansion resides in over 200 acres of grounds offering the chance to walk the expansive and impressive gardens and grounds!
Sitting on the Menai Strait, no matter where you are on the grounds you can’t miss the spectacular views across to Snowdonia. Take a stroll through the beautifully manicured gardens and explore the acres of woodland; this National Trust property caters for all the family and is the ideal place for a day out! Tea rooms for relaxing, a chance to spot a rare red squirrel along with the all-important play area for the young ones - these gardens are well worth a visit.
Family adventure is something that Plas Newydd, like ourselves, really likes to promote. With an adventure playground, walks, a treehouse to climb and Frisbee golf on offer; children of all ages can enjoy a fun-filled day out! Plas Newydd holds a steady stream of family orientated events throughout the year, with extra events during school holidays, a woodland festival and usually finishing with their Christmas fair in early December. They’ve got each season covered!
Not just for the history lovers, the superb grounds of Plas Newydd really do allow you to get lost in nature. Whether it be wandering in the woodland, parkland (all 169 acres of it!) or within the 40 acres of the garden there is a wonderful mix of terrain to traverse. There are sheltered gardens that provide ideal conditions for alpines and dwarf shrubs to thrive in, these are on the west side of the house. To the north are Italianate terraces that are alive with red-hot colours and cool contrasting borders filled with agapanthus. Below this fiery terrace is the Rill garden with a water cascading over cobbles, and abundant spring plants such as heuchera, and saxifrage. The woodlands are a mix of chilean beech, eucalyptus, scots pine and magnolia as well as a range of specimen trees.
With the chance to buy a ‘garden only’ ticket as well, it is a saving if you will not want to go in the house. The famous Rhododendron walk is a highlight during flowering and is said to be best seen in the spring and early summer months (this is of course weather dependent). With family fun walks and new dog friendly ones too what more do you need to get out and explore. It is fantastic to visit the grounds and see how everything changes season to season, making Plas Newydd a year round attraction. Getting to glimpse a red squirrel in the woods was a real delight for us!
Daily: 10:30am - 5:30pm
Daily: 10:30am - 5:30pm
Closed only 25th, 26th and 31st December
Phone number: 01248 714795
Picnic areas throughout the gardens. There is also grass where you can set down a blanket if you'd prefer.
Free parking a short walk away from the gardens and house.
Designated mobility parking in the main car park, with drop-off point and shuttle service for visitors with reduced mobility. The route from the parking area to the entrance has no steps and is solid.There are steps into the building entrance - a ramp is available. Ground floor accessible to manual wheelchairs.
Dogs are welcome in the Dairy Wood with access through the gardens to Church Bank Wood.
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