GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Plas Newydd

2 miles (4 km)

This walk takes you through the woodland and gardens surrounding this mansion in Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey. The house is situated on the Menai Strait so there are fabulous views across the water towards Snowdonia. Woodland trails take you to a pretty rhododendron garden, while there is also a spring garden and Australasian arboretum with an an italianate-style summer terrace.
You can also explore the house which wasLord and Lady Anglesey's family home. It contains Rex Whistler's largest ever painting and fine 1930s furniture.
If you would like to continue your walking in the area then you could pick up the Anglesey Coast Path which runs past the house. Penrhyn Castle is also not far away and has 60 acres of beautiful grounds to explore.

Postcode

LL61 6DQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Plas Newydd OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Plas Newydd Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

There's two on site cafes where you can enjoy a fine range of meals, snacks and drinks.

Dog Walking

The grounds are a fine place for a dog walk though you are advised to keep them on a short lead. Only assistance dogs are allowed in the house and theTerraced Garden.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just a few miles north east of the site you can visit the town of Menai Bridge. There's some lovely walks along the promenade with views of the famous suspension bridge which crosses the Menai Strait from Anglesey to mainland Wales.
The noteworthy Lon Las Ogwen cycle route starts just to the east of Bangor at Porth Penrhyn. The off road trail will take you south through Snowdonia to the beautiful Llyn Ogwen, passing the fascinating Penrhyn Quarry at Bethesda on the way. It runs mostly along old railway paths and the River Ogwen before finishing at the lake and waterfall. The route uses part of Route 5 and is also suitable for walkers.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Anglesey Walks page.

Photos

The Menai Strait from Plas Newydd - geograph.org.uk - 518984

The Menai Strait from Plas Newydd

Plas Newydd, herbaceous border in Spring - geograph.org.uk - 1294812

Plas Newydd, herbaceous border in Spring

Plas Newydd - geograph.org.uk - 349601

The house. This National trust property is the home of the Marquess of Anglesey. It was designed by James Wyatt in the 18C, and is a mixture of Classical and Gothic styles. It is famous for its association with the painter Rex Whistler, and his largest work is here - a mural of an imaginary Mediterranean town in which he painted himself as a gardener.

Plas Newydd grounds - geograph.org.uk - 562130

Grounds view. Y Felinheli can be seen across the Menai Strait.

God is in his grotto - geograph.org.uk - 1294852

God is in his grotto

The Menai Strait with Snowdonia in background - geograph.org.uk - 518989

The Menai Strait with Snowdonia in background

Plas Newydd garden border - geograph.org.uk - 518996

Garden border in the summer of 2007

Plas Newydd from Y Faenol boathouse garden - geograph.org.uk - 366171

From Y Faenol boathouse garden

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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