Purple crocuses in the garden at Plas Newydd House
Purple crocuses in the garden at Plas Newydd House

Anglesey - Plas Newydd House and Gardens

Explore the ancestral home and gardens of a Marquess

Plas Newydd is the ancestral home of the Marquess of Anglesey and sits on shores of the Menai Strait, with gorgeous views of the Snowdonia mountains beyond.

Now owned by the National Trust, the property is full of things to do and see, and history to unravel.

Inside the house, you’ll find Rex Whistler’s famous 58-foot mural in the dining room, a stunning library, numerous works of art, and a military museum, as well as the first articulated wooden leg, designed for the 1st Marquess of Anglesey!

Once you’ve exhausted all the fascinating things to do inside the house itself, get some sturdy shoes on and head outside to explore the 129 acres of woodland and 200 acres of Grade 1 listed gardens. Perhaps you’ll be lucky and spot one of the elusive red squirrels that live in the grounds. Thanks to a successful reintroduction programme on the estate in 2008, these shy, pretty creatures are thriving at Plas Newydd. There are feeding stations dotted around the woods, where you stand the best chance of seeing them.

And, if you need some refreshment after all that exploring, you can stop off for a drink and a bite to eat at The Old Dairy Café.