Set alongside the Menai Strait in Anglesey, Wales, with views across Snowdonia,Plas Newydd is the home of Lord and Lady Anglesey. Dating back to the time of Henry VIII, the house was completely modernised in the 1700s by noted architect James Wyatt. During the 1930s, the interior was updated by famed artist Rex Whistler. His largest painting can be seen at the house, along with other works in a permanent Whistler exhibition.
Another attraction at Plas Newydd is the military museum. The family has a long military history, with one of the Marquesses commanding cavalry at the battle of Waterloo. During this time, the first Marquess lost a leg, and the house's museum contains the wooden replacement which was designed for him. Many other relics from battles and the family's past are housed in the museum.
The gardens are full of plants and flowers from around the world, and features an Italian terrace and Australasian arboretum. The estate is vast, and visitors can take woodland and marine walks, as well as seeing the stone pile of an ancient burial ground. Guided tours by boat along the Menai Strait are available, if there is demand on the day and weather permitting. For younger visitors, an adventure playground provides extra entertainment.
Toilets, disabled toilets and baby change facilities are available.
There is a restaurant with high chairs, gift shop and coffee shop on site. The coffee shop also sells second-hand books.
Parking is free, with the car park located approximately 400yards from the house.
Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens,
Tel: 01248 715272