Walking

Walking trail

Walk the hidden corners of Plas Newydd

Walking trail

Enjoy the stunning views over the Menai Strait, the Faenol and Snowdonia as you walk around the beautiful grounds of Plas Newydd. (Plas Newydd is pay-for-entry; National Trust members go free.)

Plas Newydd with the Menai Strait and Snowdonia in the background

Map

Map route for walk the hidden corners of Plas Newydd trail

Start:

Plas Newydd, grid ref: SH521696

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Start your walk from the reception area and follow the path that leads down towards the house. When you turn the corner that's just after the wooden shelter, the path opens up breathtaking views of the house, Faenol and Snowdonia.

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Enjoy a winter walk at Plas Newydd

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Once you're at the courtyard, follow the path that goes around to the front of the house, and walk along the top of the sloped lawn. Look out for the Marquess of Anglesey's column, which you'll see in the distance. You'll pass the terraced garden on your left. The present Marquess revived the formal Italian garden created by his father in the 1920s. To reveal the hidden glory of the terraced garden, wander up the steps.

Sit back and enjoy the views at Plas Newydd

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Once you've passed the terraced garden take the path that's on your right. This will lead you down to the walkway that goes past the cannons which the current Lord and Lady Anglesey received as a wedding gift.

Enjoy a walk along the Menai Strait at Plas Newydd

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Continue onwards until you get to a fork in the path. Stay to the right-hand side of the path, which goes slightly uphill.

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Take the path on the left-hand side and continue forward. As you follow this path there are benches where you can sit and soak up the views, and take some impressive photographs. Look out on your right for the Camellia Dell, which was once a quarry.

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Plas Newydd with the Menai Strait and Snowdonia in the background

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When you come to a woodland area, walk straight on and eventually you'll arrive at a bird hide. Here, continue along the path, which takes you uphill via some natural woodland steps. At the top of the hill is a bench from which you can view Llanedwen Church. The Marquess and his family regularly used this church. Remember to keep your eyes peeled for red squirrels - they're back at Plas Newydd.

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Continue along the path, which will eventually lead you out of the woodland and onto a tarmac path. Cross this path and follow the signs for the arboretum, which is on your left.

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Snow in the West Indies garden at plas Newydd

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Follow the path, which takes you back to the reception area. Here, you can treat yourself to a well-deserved drink and slice of freshly made cake at Whistler's Restaurant.

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Before you leave pop into the Old Dairy Café and hang your wish on our Christmas wish tree. By visiting us, you’re helping our Christmas wish come true- to safeguard this special place, for ever, for everyone. Diolch.

Make a wish upon a tree at Plas Newydd this Christmas

End:

Plas Newydd, grid ref: SH521696

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Walk the hidden corners of Plas Newydd

Terrain

Variety of surfaces. Concrete and natural paths. Some steps going uphill.

Dogs are allowed in the car park at Plas Newydd but not in the grounds.

Walk the hidden corners of Plas Newydd

Contact us

Walk the hidden corners of Plas Newydd

How to get here

Address
Plas Newydd, Llanfairpwll, Anglesey, LL61 6DQ
By train

Llanfairpwll Station 1¾ 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 for Sat Navs: LL61 6DQ.

By bus

Arriva 42 - Bangor to Llangefni (passing Bangor Station and passing close to Llanfairpwll Station). Information available at Traveline-Cymru

Walk the hidden corners of Plas Newydd

Facilities and access

  • Shop, parking, tea-room and toilets available at Plas Newydd House
  • Dogs are allowed in the car park at Plas Newydd but not in the grounds