North Wales Sights

Plas Newydd

  • Off A4080 Map It
  • Llanfairpwll
  • House/Mansion/Villa
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Some historians consider Plas Newydd to be the finest mansion in Wales. Remodeled in the 18th century by James Wyatt (1747–1813) for the marquesses of Anglesey (whose descendants still live here), it stands on the Menai Strait about 7 miles southwest of Beaumaris. The interior has some fine 18th-century Gothic Revival decorations. Between 1936 and 1940 the society artist Rex Whistler (1905–44) painted the mural in the dining room. A museum commemorates the Battle of Waterloo, where the first marquess led the cavalry. The woodland walk and rhododendron gardens are worth exploring, and it's sometimes possible to take boat trips on the strait. Plas Newydd is not to be confused with the Gothic mansion of the same name in Llangollen.

Sight Information


Off A4080, southwest of Britannia Bridge, Llanfairpwll, LL61 6DQ, Wales

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Sight Details:

  • House and garden £9.80; garden only £7.80
  • House Feb.–mid-Mar., weekends 11–3; mid-Mar.–early Nov., Sat.–Wed. 11–4:30 (tours only 11–noon). Garden Jan. and Feb., weekends 11–3; Mar.–June and Sept.–early Nov., Sat.–Thurs. 10:30–5:30; July and Aug., daily 10:30–5:30; mid-Nov.–Dec., Sat.–Thurs. 11–3

Published 08/18/2015


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