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Woodland walks, tea room & shop: open every day except Christmas Day; 16th Mar - 6th Nov; 10am - 5.30pm; 7th Nov - 14th Mar 2014 11am - 4pm
House and gardens: Saturdays to Wednesdays 16th March - 6th Nov;
Rhododendron garden: early Apr - mid June; 11am - 5.00pm
Out-of-hours tours of House available by appointment
16th Mar - 6th Nov; Sat - Wed; 11am - 5pm; House open for tours only until 12pm; free-flow from 12pm until close. Last admission 4.30 pm
Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets) House and garden: adult £9.80 (£8.90), child £4.90 (£4.45), family £24.50 (£22.25). Garden only: adult £7.70 (£7.00), child £3.85 (£3.50)
Picnics in designated areas only, not in grounds Adventure Play Trail. Dogs only allowed in picnic area and car park. Complimentary minibus shuttle service from car park to house & garden. Picnic area Coffee shop with second-hand bookshop.
Home of the Marquess of Anglesey, with spectacular views of Snowdonia; One of the UK's finest mansion house settings; The largest collection of Rex Whistler works; Military museum with relics from the battle of Waterloo; Large gardens, woodland walks and a marine walk along the Menai Straits
Ye Olde Bulls Head, Beaumaris Ship Inn, Red Wharf Bay
Set in a spectacular position above the Menai Straits with Robert Stephenson's railway bridge on one hand and the mountains of Snowdonia lining the southern horizon, Plas Newydd enjoys a superb scenic backdrop to the delights of the garden. It enjoys a very mild climate due to the proximity of the Gulf Stream and thus a wealth of plants and trees rarely found in the British Isles. To the west of the house in the area known as the 'West Indies', lawns are bordered and broken by azaleas, hydrangeas, magnolia and scarlet embothrium, with hoherias and eucryphias flowering just after midsummer.
A dell, created from a small quarry, holds camellias, cherries, pieris and some rare trees. There is an arboretum known as 'Australasia' which was planted in 1981 and contains fast-growing trees and shrubs from the Southern Hemisphere. Finally, after enjoying the terraces near the house which have been replanted in recent years, the visitor can, in May, explore the rhododendron wood full of wild and exotic varieties.
The house was built in the late 18th century to a design by James Wyatt for Henry, Earl of Uxbridge, who engaged Humphry Repton, the leading landscape designer of the period, to produce one of his famous Red Books containing his proposals; dated 1798-9, this survives. Lord Uxbridge's son, the 1st Marquess of Anglesey, who famously commanded the cavalry at Waterloo, began an extensive programme of tree planting in the years following the great victory and this was continued by the 6th Marquess in the 1920s and '30s and by the present Marquess in the 1950s. He received lorry-loads of 'thinnings' of rhododendron species from Bodnant as a wedding present in 1948-50 from the 2nd Lord Aberconway. The National Trust has continued the programme of planting and embellishment of the garden.