10 unmissable National Trust Attractions in North Wales

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If you’re planning to go to some National Trust sights in North Wales then I’ve bought 10 of my favourites which you can’t miss!

I dwell in North Wales and I’ve been a National Trust member since my eldest son was born seven years in the past. I now have three kids and I like taking them to National Trust sights round North Wales. As a National Trust member, it’s an reasonably priced household time out and it’s at all times nice enjoyable for us all. We pack an enormous picnic, fill the automotive with spare coats and wellies and snacks and off we go.

Here are 10 of my favorite National Trust properties and sights in North Wales.

Bodnant Garden

Best time to go to: Early summer time when the flowers are in bloom

Bodnant Garden in Conwy is likely one of the most stunning National Trust properties in North Wales. There’s a phenomenal home but it surely’s the grade I listed 80-acre backyard that’s the actual attraction. The roses and flower beds, ponds, waterfalls, hidden areas, monumental bushes, secret footpaths and trickling streams make this a magical place to go to. 

Chirk Castle

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Best time to go to: Christmas when the bushes are all up + February when the snowdrops are out

This Grade I listed fortress in Wrexham is a agency favorite for our household and we go to on a regular basis. You’re in a position to look contained in the fortress which is immaculately preserved and discover the fortress gardens. There are sometimes occasions at Chirk Castle, similar to an Easter hunt and Christmas celebrations. The fortress is adorned fantastically at Christmas with essentially the most magnificent bushes in each room.

Erddig

Best time to go to: Autumn for the apple competition

Erddig is one other Grade I listed property in Wrexham and it’s an enormous corridor with stunning gardens. You can go inside and see how the household as soon as lived, together with the previous kitchens after which the fantastically adorned rooms upstairs. The gardens are additionally pretty and there’s a woodland space the place children like to play.

Penrhyn Castle

Best time to go to: Late summer time when the Fuchsia arch within the walled backyard is in bloom

Penrhyn Castle close to Bangor has bought to be essentially the most unbelievable National Trust in North Wales. It’s a magical fairytale fortress full of unbelievable and historic gadgets in addition to splendid decor. There’s even a one-tonne slate mattress inside the fortress! The fortress additionally has pretty gardens and meadows the place children can run free. On Thursdays you may play tennis on the garden!

Powys Castle

Best time to go to: Autumn for the pumpkin path

Powys Castle in Welshpool is a beautiful mediaeval fortress in-built 1252. This is certainly one of my favorite National Trusts in North Wales and I feel they do an amazing job at internet hosting family-friendly occasions that appeal to youthful generations to the historic property.

The fortress is full of work, sculptures, vintage furnishings and tapestries whereas the lavish gardens will impress you with Italian terraces and their well-known yew hedges.

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Plas Newydd House and Garden

Best time to go to: March when the tulips are in bloom

Plas Newydd House and Garden in Anglesey is a phenomenal mansion with gardens and a tearoom. There’s additionally 129 acres of woodland and parkland the place my children like to run and discover. The Grade I listed panorama overlooks the Menai Strait and the Snowdonia mountains so there’s a stunning view whichever means you look. 

I additionally like to go to in spring when the Rhododendron Garden is trying unbelievable!

The space additionally has the biggest inhabitants of purple squirrels in Wales so maintain your eyes peeled!

Conwy Suspension Bridge

The Grade I listed Conwy Suspension Bridge was one of many first highway suspension bridges on this planet, so not solely is it stunning but it surely carries a lot historic significance too.

The bridge is 100m lengthy and appears down over Conwy River. It is open to pedestrians and cyclists and the bridge is cared for by the National Trust.

Llanbedrog Beach

Llanbedrog Beach is certainly one of my favorite seashores in all of North Wales. This seashore is cared for by the National Trust and there’s a National Trust automotive park that’s free for members.

The stunning seashore is dotted with vibrant seashore huts and there’s a restaurant and bogs close to the doorway. It’s a relaxed bay so the ocean is nice for swimming and paddle boarding and there’s an amazing little stroll you are able to do as much as the Tin Man.

Read extra: Llanbedrog Beach + mountaineering to the Tin Man

Plas yn Rhiw

Plas yn Rhiw on the Llyn Peninsula is a small however charming National Trust in North Wales. The Georgian manor home with decorative gardens has a stunning tea room and beautiful woodland, orchard and meadow. You can take a phenomenal coastal stroll from Plas yn Rhiw into the village of Rhiw.

Porthor/Whistling Sands

Porthor, or Whistling Sands because it’s identified in English, is one other beautiful seashore on the Llyn Peninsula which is cared for by the National Trust and has a carpark that’s free for members.

The seashore bought the title ‘Whistling Sands’ because of the pure white sand that appears to ‘whistle’ underfoot. (I’d really say it’s extra of a squeak however ‘Squeaking Sands’ doesn’t sound fairly as romantic!)

It’s a stunning seashore with a restaurant and a few caves to discover on the far finish.


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