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“Beautiful and tranquil but you might not be too excited by lunch”

Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous weather emphasised the simple beauty of Plas Newydd with spectacular views of the straits and Menai Bridge. The house is pretty interesting, especially Whistler’s “mural” and the gardens, though not extensive, are elegant and peaceful. Not too much walking for either of our mums. The buggy ride from the entrance (nearly) to the house was welcome but would have been even more welcome if from the car park instead.

Didn’t think much of the catering facilities. We don’t expect haut cuisine but this is a bit unenterprising. Shame we didn’t get to walk in the squirrel woods but that was down to tired mothers, nothing more.

A fine day out. Thank you, National Trust.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Flongrim
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We stopped off on our way home after a 2 night stay on Anglesey. We only visited the gardens and were particularly impressed with the Italian terrace. Everywhere was in an immaculate condition and the views were beautiful. We were lucky enough to have had glorious sunshine for our visit. The only thing I can think of to improve things would be to have a little information/history for the distinctive looking trees and plants.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jayne N
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Really live this place. It's really great for everyone, from little kids to older people.
Some of the staff ate great, some not so great.
I certainly wouldn't pay national trust prices for less than average quality food and drinks..
But the grounds are beautiful.
You can spend a whole day here.
Love the treehouse.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jen_W_77
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

I admit that I am horribly biased, so this is probably not the most subjective review you will ever read, but I just love this place. The house, still occupied by the family, is steeped in history, particularly with regard to naval warfare and paintings thereof, Waterloo (ditto) and, for me, the absolute best part is Rex Whistler's huge mural of various places, some genuine and some mythical, all joined together to make a picture you can (and I have) spend hours looking at, and yet somehow, every time you spot something different. I have no doubt that I will go back again, and equally have no doubt that I will bleat on about it again,m but it's so good that you just have to. Try and see if I'm right!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dafydd M
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

This lovely National Trust property is in a gorgeous location overlooking the Menai Straits.
Plenty of parking and toilet facilities located at the main reception.You can catch the small buggy to take you down to the house or take the lovely walk along the path by the woodland,which is what i did.
As the red squirrels are located here,you can join one of the walks with a volunteer who shows you where you are likely to see them.
I was lucky enough to see a couple of them,one on the way to the house and the other as i were on the walking tour with the guide.
The red squirrel walk is situated around a lot of woodland and several feeding posts are along the route so you may hopefully get to see one.
The house itself is spectacular and the son of the current Marquess of Anglesey ,lives in the house with his wife but part of the house is for people to enjoy and learn about the history of this splendid house.It was very interesting and the guide was very knowledgeable about the family and the generations who have lived in the house.
The gardens are lovely and well maintained throughout,the Italian garden is particulary colourful and very picturesque and well kept.
As you walk through the woodlands you come across an amazing tree house which is beautifully made and also a children"s play area.
You can also take a lovely walk to the Rhododendron gardens,as you enter them they are full of spectacular colours.Paths and bridges lead you to a maze full of colour and great for any one who enjoys photography.
There is plenty of seating situated around the whole estate where you can enjoy a picnic and take in the lovely views of the Straits and Snowdonia mountain range in the distance.
There are a couple of cafe"s and also a shop selling the usual National Trust gifts and souvenirs.
This is a great day out and i would certainly recommend a visit.
Access with wheelchairs users can get to see inside the house and gardens without any problems.Disability parking available and disabled toilets.
You can even take your dog as long as it is on a lead but you cannot take the dog into the house or Italian garden.There is a small playground for children by National Trust entrance and one in the woods.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Philfromcheshire
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