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Fun family walk at Plas Newydd


This short walk around the grounds at Plas Newydd is ideal for little legs. Families can enjoy the backdrop of Snowdonia and the Menai Strait. There's plenty along the way to keep the children happy, including our new treehouse and the great adventure playground.

Family walking through Plas Newydd grounds
Spend the day strolling through the grounds with your family National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra


Map route for fun family walk at Plas Newydd
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Plas Newydd, grid ref: SH521696


Start your walk from reception and follow the path that leads down to the house.


As you follow the path, stop by the cricket pavilion and look over to the old stable block which is now run by the Conway Centre. This was the Marquess's garage and was where members of the family would put on plays they had written themselves. A really great one was called The Pink Shirts, which was captured on film in the 1930s.


Follow along the path and as you turn the corner wait for the fantastic views of the Menai Strait and the house. During winter opening hours, turn right and continue down the dock road (rejoining the route at point 5).


Continue onwards down the path, once you reach the courtyard, follow the path that goes off to your right. Notice the sloping lawn to your right; this is where the Marquess and his sister used to play roly poly down the hill with their dog Cheeky.


Follow the tarmac path which goes down to your left, then take the path which is on your right. To the left you'll be able to see the old swimming pool where the family used to go sailing and swimming. It's now privately run by the Conway Centre.


Continue along the tarmac path. If you want to take a break at this point, there's a bench on your left with glorious views. Or you may like to explore the Camellia Dell on your right.


Come back to the path and continue forward, then go uphill off the path and onto the grass and look for a gap in the trees. Who will be the first to spot one of the oldest trees in Plas Newydd? This is a nice place to sit. Continue going uphill until you reach the tarmac path.


Now it's time to explore the area that the Marquess's children named the 'West Indies'. Can you think why they gave it this name? Meander through the grassed area and look out for our new tree house.


Stay on the grassed area and head up to the woods to enjoy our adventure playground.


Now you've finished your walk, why not visit Whistler's Restaurant for a bite to eat? Or pop into the coffee shop by the house, where you can enjoy the sub-tropical Menai Courtyard. (Coffee shop not open during winter opening hours.)


Plas Newydd, grid ref: SH521696

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Fun family walk at Plas Newydd

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Fun family walk at Plas Newydd

How to get here

Plas Newydd, Anglesey
By train

Llanfairpwll station 1.75 miles (2.8km)

By road

2 miles (3.2km) south-west of Llanfairpwll A55 junctions 7 and 8a, or A4080 to Brynsiencyn; turn off A5 at west end of Britannia Bridge. Postcode LL61 6DQ

By bus

Arriva 42 service - Bangor to Llangefni (passing Bangor train station and close to Llanfairpwll train station). See Traveline Cymru.

Fun family walk at Plas Newydd

Facilities and access

  • Free parking, 400 yards
  • Baby-changing facilities
  • Adapted toilet in the Old Dairy near car park
  • Old Dairy tea-room at Plas Newydd serves food and drinks