North Wales is a vibrant land of legends and myths known for its quaint beauty and rich history. Amidst the stunning nature, wildlife and scenery you will find a host of cultural stately homes to explore with your family. Culture days are great for bringing some amazing architectural treats from the past to life again for children and adults alike. Castles, mansions and beautiful walled gardens await for your next adventure here in north Wales. We have hand picked a host of choices that will keep you busy exploring all summer long. Enjoy.
- Erddig Hall
This country house of 18thcentury offers a sneak peek into the life of Gentry Family over two hundred and fifty years. This property features a 1,200-acre country park and a walled garden where you can soak in the beauty of this mystical property.
Location: Erddig, Marchwiel, Wrexham LL13 0YT, UK
Web address: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/erddig
Telephone number: +44 1978 355314
- Bodrhyddan Hall
This is a Grade I building which has been home to Lord Langford. This quaint place comprises of reclaimed woodland and stunning gardens. This is one of the only few remaining family-owned stately homes in Wales. What is more impressive about Bodrhyddan Hall is that, it is home to wide-ranging historical collection. You can find a 3,000 year old Egyptian Mummy at this stately home along with other collection of fine arts.
Location: Dyserth Road, Clwyd LL18 5SB, UK
Web address: https://www.bodrhyddan.co.uk/
Telephone number: +44 1745 590155
- Plas Newydd
The ancestral home of Marquess of Anglesey offers stunning views of Snowdonia and sits majestically on the shores of Menai Strait. You can find the largest and the famous landscape murals at Plas Newydd. You can explore the rooms, visit the military museum and indulge in fun-filled activities while exploring this alluring property.
Location: Llanfairpwllgwyngyll LL61 6DQ, UK
Web address: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/plas-newydd-country-house-and-gardens
Telephone number: +44 1248 714795
- Mostyn Hall
Mostyn Hall stands majestically over 25 acres of garden in Mostyn, Whales. It has been listed as a Grade I building and the great hall has been believed to be built during 1470. The descendants upgraded the building in the subsequent years. The Mostyn Family still manages this property and opens it to general public on selected dates throughout the year.
Location: Mostyn, Holywell CH8 9HN, UK
Web address: https://www.mostynestates.co.uk/contact/
Telephone number:+44 (0) 1492 876 977
- Aberconwy House
This medieval merchant’s house has survived the turbulent history of the walled town for over six centuries. This house was built during the 14thcentury and consists of two lower floors of stone. The daily life of different historical periods is shown on an audio-visual presentation show while you visit this national trust. You can also explore the amazing collection of historic utensils, household objects, furniture, ceramics and crockery while visiting this building.
Location: Mostyn, Holywell CH8 9HN, UK
Web address: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/aberconwy-house
Telephone number:+44 1492 592246
- Chrik Castle
This is a 700-year old fortress which offers breathtaking views of the nearby countryside. Built by Roger Mortimer during the 13thcentury, this castle was sold to Sir Thomas Myddelton for 5,000 pounds. His descendants still live in a part of this castle today.
Location: Chirk Castle, Chirk, LL14 5AF, Wales, UK
Web address: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chirk-castle
Telephone number:+44 1691 777701
- Penrhyn Castle
This stunning castle seems nothing less than a building out of a fairy style. The kitchen area and specific rooms have been restored. One of the rooms of this castle was made for Queen Victoria. You can explore the captivating gardens and also explore thatched hut located in the Bog Garden. You can stroll in the walled garden for some relaxing time. You can stop for lunch at the little tea room in the servant’s quarters of this castle. The staff serves homemade lunches and cakes made from the local ingredients.
Location: Bangor LL57 4HT, United Kingdom
Web address: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/penrhyn-castle
Telephone number:+44 1248 353084
- Powis Castle
This is one of the great Welsh castles that have survived the medieval wars. This enchanting castle is an example of the stronghold the military had during the period. It features architecture styles of different period and features a stone hall and a medieval square. It is surrounded by lush greenery where you can relax while exploring this majestic castle.
Location: Welshpool SY21 8RF, UK
Web address: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle-and-garden
Telephone number:+44 1938 551944
- Plas Dinam
Plas Dinam seems nothing less than magical. This house surpasses all your expectations with the stunning views it offers and the picturesque valley it sits in. Each room has been furnished beautifully. There is a small museum at this place which describes the origins and the interesting lives of the members who once occupied this place. This majestic house was built during the year 1873 for Captain Offley Crewe.
Location: Llandinam SY17 5DQ, UK
Web address: https://www.plasdinamcountryhouse.co.uk/
Telephone number:+44 7415 503554
10. The Tabley House
This house is one of the finest Palladian mansions located in Cheshire. This estate housed the Leicester family for over seven hundred years. You can explore their legacy in the form of finest books, furniture and pieces of art on display at the Tabley House.
Location: Tabley Lane, Chester Rd, Tabley, Knutsford WA16 0EZ, UK
Web address: http://www.tableyhouse.co.uk/
Telephone number:+44 1565 750151
- The Tower
This is a magnificent traditional Country House built during the 15thCentury. Nestled in the countryside, this house offers mesmerizing glimpses of the opulent beauty that surrounds it. This property has been listed as Grade I property owing to the historical interest in this property. It is situated amidst ornamental gardens and a small lake which is frequently visited by the wildlife settled nearby.
Location: Tower Nercwys road, Mold CH7 4EW, United Kingdom
Web address: http://towerwales.co.uk/
Telephone number:+44 1352 755043
- Plas yn Rhiw
This 17thcentury manor house is home to ornamental gardens and a small house built in Tudor style. This estate overlooks the Llyn Peninsula, the Cardigan Bay and the beach of Porth Neigwl. The manor house was constructed over 4000 years ago during the Neolithic period. This house has witnessed family saga for over years and was later donated to the National Trust by three sisters in fond memory of their parents. The garden was refurbished along with the manor house.
Location: Pwllheli, UK
Web address: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/plas-yn-rhiw
Telephone number:+44 1758 780219
- Plas Teg
This is a Grade I listed mansion which is believed to be one of the finest examples of Jacobean architecture. This house was built by Sir John Trevor in 1610. This house was unoccupied during the English Civil War. This house faced threat of demolition during early 1950s. This house received Grade I listing following a public outcry.
Location: Mold Road, Flintshire, Mold CH7 4HP, UK
Web address: http://plasteg.com/
Telephone number:01352 771335
This is a Grade II listed building which was contructed during 1612. This was built for the Trevor family who still own this property. Nestled amidst beautiful restored gardens, this property is linked to the Duke of Wellington. His grandmother resided here. The gardens and this house are open to the public during summer and spring.
Location: Brynkinalt Hall/Brynkinalt, Wrexham LL14 5NS, UK
Web address: http://www.brynkinalt.co.uk/
Telephone number:+44 1691 773425
15. Hartsheath Hall
This is a grade II listed country house which has been built in neo-classical style. This house was built during the eighteenth century and rebuilt during the nineteenth century. This house was owned by the Lloyd family and was later sold to the Jones family.
Location: Leeswood, Mold CH7 4HP, UK
Web address: https://www.historichouses.org/houses/house-listing/hartsheath.html
Telephone number: 01352770204
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