First time visit to Llanerchaeron
Never visited Llanerchaeron before? Here are some tips on what you can see and do while you visit us.
What will you see?
An elegant villa (house) designed by John Nash – complete with its own ‘upstairs / downstairs’ experience
A beautiful walled gardens, brimming with colour and a feast for the senses throughout the year
Historic farm buildings and see some of our farm animals
Geler Jones’ amazing collection of farming artefacts
A lake and pleasure grounds or around the wider estate
Shop and café near the car park
When is Llanerchaeron open?
We are open 10:30am-5:30pm everyday from 14 March - 1 November. You can see all the details on our opening times page.
The House is open 11:30am-4pm everyday from 14 March, last entry is at 4pm
The Geler Jones collection is open Wednesdays and Fridays 12pm-4pm from 18 March 2020.
How much does it cost?
National Trust members are free, click here for the full price list.
Don't forget if you have arrived on foot or bike you can save £1 off the entry fee.
Where do I park?
Follow the brown tourist signs along the A482 to find us. Our car park at Llanerchaeron is located across the road from the main estate. It is free to park during opening hours.
Look out for the green building in the car park, this is our ticket office, shop and cafe.
Where can I eat?
You'll spot Contis Cafe next to our shop and ticket office. They are open daily from 15 February during the property opening hours.
If you'd prefer to bring a picnic we have picnic benches inside the garden courtyard and next to our visitor building.
What can I buy?
The shop is next to the ticket office which is the green building in the car park. Our shops sells a range of items from books, toys, food, gifts, our own Llanerchaeron produce, as well as some items from local craft producers.
Our Llanerchaeron produce comes directly from the garden, with a range of seasonal fruit and vegetables for you to take home with you.
There is also a second hand bookshop, follow the signs from the garden courtyard to find it.
Fun for families
We've got everything that you need for an unforgettable family day out. With regular activities planned for the holidays, keep an eye on our what's on page for more information throughout the year.
Are dogs allowed?
We welcome dogs into our shop, outside cafe area, parkland and woodland walks. However please note that it is assistance dogs only inside the main estate gates which includes the house, garden, lakes and farm. This is because of the free-range animals that we have on site.
The National Trust is for everyone, and we want to make it easy for visitors to enjoy the places we care for. At Llanerchaeron we have accessible parking available next to the ticket office. Our paths are gravel based and level throughout the estate. The house has a ramp to allow access to the ground floor and a video to give a visual tour of the upper levels.
There are two accessible toilets on site, one is located next to the cafe and shop. The other is inside the estate near to the garden and stable courtyard.
Want some more details?
Llanerchaeron is a perfect example of self-sufficiency, and this was at the heart of the design of the property when it was first commissioned. This is evident in the layout of the courtyards and in particular the service courtyard.
Georgian Villa - Set in the heart of the beautiful Aeron Valley, the John Nash villa makes the most of the views access the picturesque landscape. It's exterior simplicity hides a multitude of complex shapes and details as well as a rare example of a complete service courtyard hidden at the back of the house. The interior is furnished with a collection that is original to the house and was left to the National Trust by the Lewes family.
Two Walled Gardens- Built in the late 18th century the walled gardens at Llanerchaeron have been producing fruit and vegetables for over 200 years. Originally a high tech hive of Georgian industry the gardens have a much more romantic and dreamy feeling about them today.
Farm- Llanerchaeron is now home to 11 different species of farm animals, all traditional breeds including Welsh Black cattle, Llanwenog sheep and Welsh pigs. These are housed where possible in and surrounding the stockyard at Llanerchaeron, bringing the farm to life and demonstrating the relationship between the house, service courtyard and farm.
Estate Walks - We have plenty of walks here at Llanerchaeron for visitors to enjoy. With a walk around the estate during opening hours or perhaps a wonder around our parkland? Taking in the disused railway halt that ran from Carmarthen to Aberystywth. Perhaps you would like a stroll through the woods, looking out for the wildlife and the river aeron running alongside the path.