Plas Newydd

Plas Newydd is the ancestral home of the Marquess of Anglesey which sits on the bank of the Menai Strait on Anglesey.  The National Trust property is home to one of the most famous and largest landscape murals in Britain painted by the renowned artist Rex Whistler.  This incredible work of art measures 58 feet long and as it’s a fantasy landscape we highly recommend joining one of the guides to learn more about the many fascinating and well-hidden elements and the tricks of perspective.  These include the similarity of Snowdonia in the mountains but look back when you reach the end of the mural and the mountains have changed to those of the Italian coast, and the fact that Whistler painted a part-smoked cigarette on the stone steps that he said he would finish smoking when he returned from the war but sadly he never made it back.

There is plenty more to see and do at Plas Newydd including:

Frisbee Golf

Can you master our Frisbee Golf course? It’s just like playing golf but with Frisbees.  Throw your Frisbee and try to land it in the basket – not as easy as it sounds…  Open daily, a small charge applies.

The treehouse

Although the treehouse was rebuilt last year, it was built originally for Lady Amelia, daughter of the 7th Marquess and can be enjoyed by kids of all ages.

The cowshed

The brand-new cowshed is the hub of Plas Newydd’s ’50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ ‘ activities and your first port of call for events.

Have adventures

Let the kids burn off some excess energy in the fantastic adventure playground.

Get walking

Get some fresh air on a gentle walk through the garden that’s suitable for all ages.  What wildlife can you spot? Maybe you’ll see a red squirrel…

Take the 50 Things challenge

Have an adventure and take on the 50 Things to do before you’re 11¾ challenge. How many of the 50 Things can you tick off at Plas Newydd?

Plas Newydd also has an action-packed calendar of events so make sure you visit the website for more details.

Plas Newydd is just over 25 miles from the hotel so it’s approx a 35 minute drive.

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what3words is a global addressing system that gives every 3m x 3m in the world a unique address made of 3 words. It’s precise, simple and unique and takes you straight to the location.  The what3words app is free to download and it can be used in conjunction with the likes of Google Maps and Apple Maps to get directions.