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Plas Newydd, Llangollen

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4.6/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
Plas Newydd is a historic house in the town of Llangollen, Denbighshire, Wales, and was the home of the Ladies of Llangollen, Lady Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby, for nearly 50 years. Today, it is run as a museum by Denbighshire County Council.ArchitectureThe original cottage was expanded by the Ladies, and then again by subsequent owners in the 19th century. It is now returned to essentially the final structure left by the Ladies. Its most unusual feature is the profusion of pieces of reclaimed oak carvings collected by the Ladies and set in patchwork-style over much of the wall areas of the house. These came from broken-up furniture or church fittings and range in date from the medieval to the Baroque, but with folk and "Jacobean" vernacular styles of shallow carved decoration predominating, as well as Gothic-style black-and-white trim and carvings.HauntingsPlas Newydd is said to be haunted by former owners, the Ladies of Llangollen; Eleanor and Sarah and has been featured on UK's Most Haunted. Visitors have reported seeing the ladies apparitions in the library, their favorite room, among other rooms in the house, including their master bedroom. There have also been reports of people seeing and hearing footsteps of the spirit of an old woman walking around upstairs, and young boy seen in the drawing room, and in the state guest bedroom, as well as an old malevolent military man who lived here in the mid-1800s after the Ladies deaths.
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  • Very convenient place to visit if you are staying in the area as it is just on the outskirts of Llangollen. You can visit the grounds and garden, small gift shop and adjacent cafe free of charge. Ther...  read more »
  • The audio guide is delightful and so informative, as are the guides themselves . For anyone who has read about Lady Sarah and Lady Eleanor this is a pilgrimage that you should combine with a visit to ...  read more »
  • Lovely little house just off the town centre of Llangollen and set in small but pretty gardens. Plans Newydd is well worth a look and the electronic guide us worth the extra pound or two. Amazing carv...  read more »
  • Well preserved historic house with a fascinating history.
  • Breathtaking house, well preserved, the surrounding gardens and views are stunning.
  • Seaside? at Llangollen?? My goodness, global warming has had a real and sudden effect in Wales!! Perhaps the previous reviewer was getting confused with the Plas Newydd in Deganwy.
  • I have seen thus place on BBC Narnia! They used it in one of the stories and the girl went into the house and up some steps!
  • fantastic gardens to walk around, a stone circle, great little cafe, beautiful area
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