A Visit to Plas Newydd, Anglesey #Nature #Scenery #Photography

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…

The grounds and views are stunning…

The information hut is dwarfed by the huge trees.

and the grounds include a beautiful Italian style garden…

33 thoughts on “A Visit to Plas Newydd, Anglesey #Nature #Scenery #Photography

  1. Beautiful views and gardens Cathy and some amazing trees! Hope you’re having a great weekend and much love from our house to yours 🤗💖🐕 xxx

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  2. Absolutely amazing, Cathy! “Beautiful” doesn’t begin to describe it. And I can’t believe you don’t know how to pronounce the name. Looks easy enough to me. 😀 Any chance you know what the flowers are in the close up picture? Some kind of thistle, maybe? Very interesting. I’d LOVE to spend an afternoon strolling around the grounds! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  3. If you find out about the flowers, I’d love to know. As for the other, I think someone forgot to explain vowels to the Welsh. Or they developed some kind of aversion to them early on. 😀 Such a beautiful country, though, I’d sure love to visit. I’d forgive them the impossible words if I could spend some time exploring there. 😉 Your pictures are very enticing! Thanks for sharing. ❤

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    • I’ve been doing a little googling…it looks very like a variety of the cardoon plant, also known as the artichoke thistle.
      Yes, I think there’s definitely an aversion to vowels 😁

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