Visiting Plas yn Rhiw: what you need to know

In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit.

Please note, for the rest of this season we no longer require advance booking to visit Plas yn Rhiw. Please be aware, at busy times you may need to wait outside before being able to enter the house. The numbers of people in the house at any one time are limted to help keep everyone safe. 


  • As we only have a small car park please respect social distancing when parking whilst maximising as many car park spaces as possible. Our team will not be able to help you find a parking space.
  • Accessible parking available in the top car park, next to the visitor reception.Please help us keep these spaces free for visitors with mobility issues by using the main car park and following the footpath to reception if you don’t require accessible parking.
  • Campervans that are used for transport are welcome but are not permitted to stay overnight.


  • Once you’ve parked or if you are arriving via bicycle, public transport or on foot please make your way to the visitor reception to arrange entry.  If you’re a member, you’ll also need to show your membership card.

Staying safe

The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors is our priority.  Look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site. 

In line with government guidance, you're required to wear a face covering in most enclosed spaces. Please bring one with you.

To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit. 

What's open?

The ground floor of the house, garden, woodland and orchard, car parks, toilets, visitor reception and tea-room are open. Please note that last entry into the house is at 4pm. 

What's closed?

The first and second floors of the house will remain closed for now. 

Bringing a dog?

  • We welcome registered assistance dogs only in ticketed areas. This includes the house, garden and upper woodland.
  • Dogs are welcome to explore the lower woodland on a short lead


  • Accessible parking located near the visitor reception
  • Garden and woodland paths can be uneven, narrow, steep and include some steps in some places, please view our access statement for full details.