Celebrate August Bank Hoiliday with a bang at Plas Newydd

In recent years it has become a traditional highlight of the Ynys Môn calendar to see the Anglesey Hussars go through their paces at Plas Newydd, but this year is all set to be bigger and better than ever.

Over the August Bank holiday weekend (26-28 August) the Hussars will make Plas Newydd their home for three full days as they set up camp at the National Trust run property.

The Anglesey Hussars, a re-enactment unit run by a grup of enthusiastic re-enactors, will live and breathe all aspects of a Napoleonic soldier’s life as they camp overnight on the banks of the Menai Strait.

Throughout the weekend you can expect to see costumed reinactments, cannon fire, skirmishes and learn first hand about the Hussars’ history.

John Walker, General Manager at Plas Newydd said:

“It’s great to have the Hussars back this summer. Their re-enactments are so popular we just had to give the public what they wanted and extend the event over three days.

“Plas Newydd has strong links with military history that stem from the 1st Marquess of Anglesey who lost his leg at the Battle of Waterloo alongside the Duke of Wellington and it’s a real joy to see this history brought to life by the Hussars”

You can visit Plas Newydd and see the Hussars in action from 26 to 28 August between 11am and 3.30pm.