Make the most of your day at Anglesey Abbey

We are delighted that lots of people choose to visit Anglesey Abbey every year, but this means we can get busy, especially at weekends and during busy periods such as at snowdrops time or school holidays.

This article was created before the coronavirus crisis, and may not reflect the current situation. Please check our homepage for the most up to date information about visiting.

We've put together our top tips for making the most out of your day, ensuring you leave with nothing but happy memories having had a restful (or fun filled!) day. 

Black and White picture of Lord Fairhaven's Rolls Royce

Arrive early, or later

The main arrival time for visitors is from 10.30am - 1pm. Along with Redwoods Restaurant, the gardens open at 9.30am. Pick up a takeaway coffee and enjoy an early morning walk without the crowds. Likewise if you arrive after 1pm, there's still plenty of daylight to enjoy the house and gardens and it will be easier to find a parking spot.

Calendar at Lanhydrock

Visit during the week

If your diary is flexible, why not come during the week and avoid the weekend and school holidays?

Anglesey Abbey couple by tibetan cherry

Saturdays are better than Sundays

Saturdays are usually quieter than sundays If you can only visit during the weekend, we'd recommend opting for a Saturday.

Couple relaxing in the Redwoods Restaurant

Early bird catches the worm

We serve lunch from 11.30am - 2.30pm. Redwoods Restaurant is often quieter towards the beginning and end of this period.

Coffee cup

Coffee to go

If the seating in the restaurant is busy, why not get your coffee to have on the go? Bring in your own reusable cup or ask for it in a takeaway cup, and enjoy the gardens whilst you warm up with your hot drink.

Coronation Avenue at Anglesey Abbey

Be adventurous

During busy times, certain hotspots of the gardens can feel a little crowded. However, there are around 114 acres of gardens to explore here at Anglesey Abbey. Why not take a different path to discover a new route?


Stay in the loop

Before you begin your journey, check our social media channels and website homepage for the most up to date information. If we're expecting to reach full capacity or close the car park, we'll do our best to let you know as soon as possible.

Visitor Reception

We're here to help

If you need a some help when you arrive, just let one of our friendly Visitor Welcome team know. They'll be able to help you navigate the Visitor Centre, and provide information on what's available to do on the day of your visit. If you've booked a mobility scooter or wheelchair, they'll be able to provide these for you when you arrive.

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