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Plas Newydd House and Gardens

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Plas Newydd House and Gardens was the home of Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby - the "Ladies of Llangollen". They received a stream of visitors to the cottage which, over the years, they transformed into a Gothic fantasy of stained glass and elaborately carved oak.

Come and explore the house and gardens, and take tea, as Wordsworth, Sir Walter Scott and the Duke of Wellington have all done before you.

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Plas Newydd House and Gardens

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Plas Newydd House and Gardens was the home of Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby - the "Ladies of Llangollen". They received a stream of visitors to the cottage which, over the years, they transformed into a Gothic fantasy of stained glass and elaborately carved oak.

Come and explore the house and gardens, and take tea, as Wordsworth, Sir Walter Scott and the Duke of Wellington have all done before you.

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  • Recommended time here 2-3 hours
  • Location Details Hill Street, Llangollen, LL20 8AW
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Plas Newydd, Llangollen was converted into a gothic ‘fantasy’ by its most famous inhabitants – "The Ladies of Llangollen". Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby ran away from the life they were expected to live in Ireland in 1778 to set up a new life and home in Wales. They lived there for the next 50 years and regularly welcomed notable visitors including the Duke of Wellington, Wordsworth, Shelley, Sir Walter Scott and Josiah Wedgewood.

Plas Newydd is now a fully accredited museum and visitors can enjoy the beautiful gardens and remarkable house. Knowledgeable staff are on hand here to relay the fascinating story of what went on in this unique building and grounds over the last two hundred years and more.

The ten acres of grounds range from formal ‘parterre’ and rose gardens to beautiful woodland and dell areas where the ‘Cyflymen’ (fast flowing one) stream is to be found. All this is set against the backdrop of the beautiful Welsh hills in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Light lunches, fresh coffee and delicious home baked cakes are available at the Stableblock Tearooms.