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Plas yn Rhiw is an early 17th-century manor house in Y Rhiw, Gwynedd in northwestern Wales. The estate consists of a small house of Tudor/Georgian style, a garden of just under one acre in size, and many wooded acres. Located at the base of Mynydd Rhiw, the estate overlooks the beach of Porth Neigwl (Hells Mouth), Cardigan Bay, and the Llyn Peninsula.The history of the manor's estate predates construction of the house to some 4000 years of the neolithic period. After the house's construction in the early 17th century (an inscription of I.L. on a window lintel is dated 1634), the manor house witnessed many historical family saga, which finally ended in the 1940s when the three sisters donated it to the National Trust in memory of their parents, Constance and William Keating. Before that, they had refurbished the garden and restored the manor house to its old glory. The three sisters, who lived in the house until each of their deaths, are buried in a church yard near Porth Ysgo, about from their Plas yn Rhiw. Plas yn Rhiw is the only organic National Trust garden in Wales. The original garden was expanded by the trust to include of surrounding woodland.Arrange your visit to Plas yn Rhiw and discover more family-friendly attractions in Pwllheli using our Pwllheli itinerary planner.
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Went for a drive out for a look. Horrible windy roads to get there and one car park. Can imagine it is heaving in summer. Was up a hill not well signed for the walks we ended up on the coastal path. B... more »
If you're driving watch out for the narrow and twisting lanes and the drivers who don't slow down but once you found it, it's worth the effort. This is an 17th century manor house which was donated to... more »
Your trip starts as soon as you plan your route to Plas yn Rhiw, stunning views in all directions. Once there it's like another world, quiet, calm and so charming. There is a small shop, car park and ... more »
Lovely place to visit, not cheap to go into the house if your not a national trust member. House and grounds are beautiful and a fascinating snap shot into how the wealthy used to live. There are a couple of short circular walks around the grounds. Entrance to the grounds and new cafe is free. The cafe is nice with very nice home made cakes and reasonable attempt at a period interior. Great tea selection, only gripe, not impressed with the instant coffee machine.
Beautiful and evocative National Trust property overlooking the sea with lovely gardens
No photography allowed in the house!? Why not?
Beautiful peaceful place, off the beaten track. Idyllic.
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