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Group and school visits to Plas Newydd

Group of visitors at Plas Newydd
Group of visitors at Plas Newydd | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Groups are welcome at Plas Newydd, whether you’re planning a group trip or a self-guided education visit. Find out about the benefits of booking a group visit, the kinds of activities on offer for education groups, and how to arrange your visit.

Visiting Plas Newydd

Plas Newydd provides a space for visitors of all ages to explore, relax and play, whilst discovering the beauty of the house and grounds. Sitting within 150 acres of gardens and woodland, the grounds also include the Old Dairy Café and shop, second-hand bookshop, and an outdoor playground. The grounds are an ideal place for outdoor walks and provides great opportunities to spot the wildlife at Plas Newydd, including the resident red squirrels. The interiors of Plas Newydd are equally as impressive, housing Rex Whistler’s famous 58-foot mural and numerous works of art.

There is step-free access to the Terraces, West Indies, and Long Walk. For more information, please see our access statement. There is a volunteer-dependent shuttle on-site as well as manual and all-terrain wheelchairs available for hire (which can be arranged at time of booking).

Booking your visit

To pre-book your visit, please email or call us on 01248 714795. We ask that you pre-book so that our team are prepared for your arrival and we can ensure your experience is the best it can be.

Self-led visits

All visits to Plas Newydd are self-led, however we can assist with any requests for further information about facilities available and details on the history of Plas Newydd. Please familiarise yourself with opening times on the day of your visit as opening may vary.

Children on self-led school visits at Plas Newydd
Self-led school visits at Plas Newydd | © National Trust Images/Trevor Ray Hart

School bookings

Schools can benefit from an Educational Group Access Pass, which is an annual membership giving free access to the whole school group at National Trust places. For more information or to apply for the access pass, please visit the Educational Group Access Pass website.

Many schools and groups choose self-led visits to Plas Newydd. Self-led visits can suit most curriculum needs, and can include a visit around the House, habitat study, geology, and history around the Cromlech. We encourage teachers to visit in advance to carry out any risk assessments they may need for their school visit. Please arrange this visit in advance. To book your visit, email or call us on 01248 714795.

Visitors at Plas Newydd
Visitors at Plas Newydd | © National Trust/Paul Harris

Group bookings

Group discount

Groups of 15 or more visitors can benefit from a 5% discount. This discount applies to all members of the group, even if some of the visitors are National Trust members. Members must bring their membership cards with them on the day of their visit.

Who is eligible for free entry?

Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.

Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.

Free familiarisation visits for group leaders

If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at

Early morning at Plas Newydd

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