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Plas Yn Rhiw Pwllheli

The house is 16th-century with Tudor and Georgian additions, and the garden contains many beautiful flowering trees and shrubs, with beds framed by box hedges and grass paths. The views from the grounds and gardens across Cardigan Bay are among the most spectacular in Britain.

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Plas Newydd Historic House Llanfairpwll

Plas Newydd, the traditional home of the Marquess of Anglesey, is situated on the banks of the Menai Strait. This elegant 18th century house by James Wyatt commands magnificent views of the Strait and the mountains of Snowdonia. The house contains a Rex Whistler exhibition and a military museum.

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Plas Mawr Conwy

Plas Mawr stands as a symbol of a prosperous, buoyant age in the heart of medieval Conwy’s narrow cobbled streets. Dating back to the Elizabethan era, this is the finest town house of its period in Britain. Its owner Robert Wynn, an influential merchant of great repute, was particularly fond of grandeur and colour. If wealth was measured in style, then this well-travelled Welsh gentleman was abs...

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Penrhyn Castle, Bangor

Nestled in between the mountains of Snowdonia and the sea, stunning Penrhyn Castle is easily accessible yet feels set apart from the rest of the world. Offering opulent Victorian interiors, train & doll museums, beautiful gardens & views and even an adventure playground, there really is something for everyone – including a traditional tea room for refreshment.

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Penmon Priory, Beaumaris

Remains of the priory dating from the thirteenth century, when the house became part of the Augustinian order. The origins of the site are traditionally associated with St Seiriol in the sixth century.

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Oriel Plas Glyn-y-weddw Arts Centre

One of Wales' most picturesque and oldest art venues. A gothic styled mansion built in 1857. Exhibition changes every 6-8 weeks. Tea room + craft shop on site. Adult +kids art workshops, concerts, lectures, craft fairs along with many other activities held throughout the year.

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Newtown Textile Museum

The Textile Museum is situated at 5-7 Commercial Street in Newtown.The building is a fine example of a typical early 19th century weaving shop. Re-opening for the summer on 1st May, it will be open Tue, Thurs, Fri and Sat each week. The opening hours will be 12.00 - 4.00 pm on weekdays, and 10.30 - 4.0pm on Saturdays. We will also be open on Bank Holidays. Over the winter we can offer tours which ...

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Newport Transporter Bridge

The Transporter Bridge is one of only 6 in the world. It was opened in 1906 and features an cable system which pulls a ‘basket’ across the river.  This basket carries cars and vans and is still operational . As the River Usk has one of the highest tides in the world and is very fast flowing so the journey across in the basket at high tide is something to be witnessed.  

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Newborough Heritage Trust Llys Rhosyr

Llys Rhosyr is a significant site not least because it is the only Royal Court of the Princes of Gwynedd of which the ground plan remains virually intact. Those elsewhere were despoiled at the conquest, or destroyed in the last century. Llys Rhosyr was a stronghold of Welsh rule in the 13th century.

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National Slate Museum, Llanberis

Shadowed by towering slate mountains, the National Slate Museum Llanberis is housed in the Industrial Victorian Workshops that once serviced and maintained the enormous Dinorwig slate quarry above it. The workshops catered for all the repair and maintenance work demanded by a quarry, which once employed well over 3,000 men. From strikes and suffering to craftsmanship and community, this is a uniqu...

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