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View of the north east front of Tredegar House, Newport on a sunny day
Tredegar House, Newport | © National Trust Images/Andrew Butler

Houses and buildings in Wales

Explore magnificent Welsh mansions and their collections, from ancestral homes to buildings designed by renowned architects. Discover the history and tales from bygone days, in breath-taking settings across Wales.

Houses and buildings in North Wales

Discover houses full of treasures with some of the greatest collections in the country to explore in North Wales.

View of the house through the garden at Erddig, Wrexham, Wales
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The house at Erddig 

Saved from ruin, Erddig is a rare survivor teeming with treasures. Explore life above and below stairs of a much-loved home filled with stories of a family and their servants.

Wrexham

Partially open today
Early morning at Plas Newydd
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The house at Plas Newydd 

Explore the ancestral family home of the Marquess of Anglesey set on the Menai Straits, view Rex Whistler's famous mural and discover the Anglesey Leg, the world's first articulated wooden leg.

Llanfairpwll, Anglesey

Fully open today
Red flowers bloom in the garden in front of the stone-built house, in summer at Plas yn Rhiw, Gwynedd, Wales
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Plas yn Rhiw 

A delightful manor house where you can learn about past residents, from the descendants of the 9th century King of Powis, to the Keating sisters, who restored the house in 1939.

Pwllheli, Gwynedd

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A stone farmhouse standing on a hillside above a low stone bridge.
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Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant 

Visit this 16th-century farmhouse that was the birthplace of Bishop William Morgan, a remarkable man whose work to translate the Bible into Welsh helped ensure the future of the language.

Betws-y-Coed, Conwy

Partially open today

Houses and buildings in Mid Wales

Explore a rare example of a self-sufficient 18th-century Welsh gentry estate in Ceredigion.

The villa at Llanerchaeron surrounded by trees
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John Nash villa at Llanerchaeron 

Discover this 18th-century Georgian villa set in the wooded Aeron valley. Designed by John Nash, it has its own service courtyard with dairy, laundry, brewery and salting house; giving a full 'upstairs, downstairs' experience.

near Aberaeron, Ceredigion

Fully open today

Houses and buildings in South Wales

Visit the homes of great Welsh families from the historic country house of Dinefwr to the magnificent Tredegar House.

A view of the front of the red mansion house
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Tredegar House 

One of the architectural wonders of Wales and one of the most significant late 17th-century houses in the whole of the British Isles. Learn more about this house and the Welsh family who owned it for more than 500 years.

Newport

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View house Dinefwr Carmarthenshire
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Newtown House at Dinefwr 

Standing proudly at the heart of the Dinefwr estate, Newton House was a family home for over 300 years. Discover the history of the house and estate through historic collections and contemporary exhibitions.

Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

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Inside the Hall Chamber at Tudor Merchant's House, Pembrokeshire. There are two wooden tables which are set with wooden serving dishes and jugs. One wall is painted with a mural depicting ships.
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Tudor Merchant’s House 

Discover the home of a prosperous Tudor trader at the Tudor Merchant’s house. Find out what Tudor life was like for a popular trader of the Middle Ages at this special place.

Tenby, Pembrokeshire

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Quirky and urban places in Wales

Step back in time and discover worlds gone by with a visit to a gold mine, a bridge, or a coastal visitor centre.

The white chains of Conwy Suspension Bridge with turrets in the background
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Conwy Suspension Bridge 

Once the gateway to Conwy, walk the famous bridge and discover how a husband and wife kept Thomas Telford's bridge open every day of the year, whatever the weather.

Conwy

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Visitors walking through a passage of the UK's only known Roman Gold Mine.
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Dolaucothi gold mines 

Experience the conditions of the Roman, Victorian and 1930s underground workings in a gold mine that was mined over 2,000 years ago.

Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire

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Porth y Swnt, Aberdaron, Gwynedd. Children in 'The Light' exhibition, Wales
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Porth y Swnt 

Nestled in the heart of Aberdaron, Porth y Swnt is a visitor centre like no other. It offers an introduction to the history and culture of Llŷn through audio, videos, sculptures and artwork.

Pwllheli

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The falls at Aberdulais Tin Works, South Wales
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Aberdulais 

Explore one of Britain's earliest industrial sites, run in partnership with St Giles Trust Cymru, and wonder at the iconic waterfall that was the site's driving force.

Neath, Neath Port Talbot

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Remarkable buildings in Wales

The cover of the 60 Remarkable Buildings of the National Trust book

Remarkable buildings in Wales 

Five astonishing Welsh buildings are featured in the beautifully illustrated book, '60 Remarkable Buildings of the National Trust', written by one of our expert curators. Buy the book to learn more about Treleddyd Fawr, Powis Castle, Tredegar House, Conwy Suspension Bridge, and Penrhyn Castle as well as other fascinating buildings across England and Northern Ireland.

Collections in Wales

A watercolour painting of Edward Herbert, 1st Lord Herbert of Cherbury (1581/3-1648), by Isaac Oliver, showing a man with a doublet and shield reclining by a stream in a wood surrounded by trees with his grooms and horse in background
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Collections in Wales 

Explore rich and diverse collections throughout Wales from sculptures, tapestries and paintings to hidden family gems, and a 16th century bible that saved the Welsh language.

Welsh myths and folklore

View of the Idwal Slabs in Cwm Idwal Valley, Carneddau and Glyderau, Gwynedd, Wales
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Welsh myths and folklore 

Explore the myths, legends and folklore that have shaped the ancient landscapes of Wales. From the origin of our famous Welsh red dragon in Snowdonia, to the enchanted lake of Cwm Llwch.

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The exterior of Penrhyn Castle on a sunny day

Castles and forts in Wales 

Step into a medieval fortress with dungeons at Chirk or visit the home of the Welsh princes at Powis Castle. Discover some of the finest and most famous castles in Wales.

Cherry blossom at the end of the yew walk in the garden at Erddig

Gardens and parks in Wales 

Visit an amazing collection of gardens and parks in Wales. From walled gardens to arboretums and countryside estates, there’s plenty to explore.

Walkers admire the view across Llyn Ogwen to the Cwm Idwal Valley on a sunny day, with a body of water visible in the valley and mountains in the distance

Countryside and woodland in Wales 

Explore dramatic and beautiful valleys, ancient woodlands and river walks or have an adventure through the wild Welsh mountains and visit some of the country’s most iconic peaks.

View of Powis Castle, perched above its terraced gardens, Powys, Wales, in autumn.

Discover more in Wales

A Celtic land with an industrial past steeped in myth, legend, poetry and song. Croeso i Gymru.