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Plas Newydd, Llangollen

(4.6/5 based on 220+ 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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  • Due to the time of year the house was open but it is worth seeing from the outside, the gardens are very very well maintained and the stone circle and water tower are fascinating  more »
  • Stunning house , lovely old black and white building Lovely gardens , nice walk, great for taking photos Lovely part of historical worth a visit Beautiful views  more »
  • The helpful volunteers made the visit very interesting. The exhibition was fascinating. Grounds very pretty.  more »
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  • Very interesting house, with gothic decoration, it worth to take the audio guide to ear about this place's History, no wheelchair access yo top floor as it's an old fashioned house. Really enjoyed the visit.
  • A little difficult to find (following a map we got from the Information Centre) but a great place to visit. Highly recommend. House and gardens are beautiful and great views of the Castell Dinas BrĂ¢n ruins.
  • Well preserved historic house with a fascinating history.
  • 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.
  • Breathtaking house, well preserved, the surrounding gardens and views are stunning.