Plas Newydd is a country mansion and estate of over 150 acres, set on the banks of the Menai Strait near Llanfairpwllgwyngyll (no, I have no idea how to pronounce it 😆) with far reaching views over to Snowdonia. First built in the 14th century the house was redesigned by James Wyatt in the 18th century and was home to the present Marquess of Anglesey, now under the care of the national Trust.
The first Marquess commanded the cavalry at the Battle of Waterloo.
I’m assuming (rightly or wrongly) this is the gatehouse
The interior was restyled in 1930s and, as the guide informed us, is famous for the association to Rex Whistler and includes a huge romantic mural and the largest exhibition of his works. Unfortunately renovation work was being carried out when we visited so there wasn’t a lot we could see. Several novel ways of hiding, or causing a distraction, from the work included this…