Historic Houses in Wales

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Call them stately homes, country houses, or simply historic houses, most of these historic places of residence recall a bygone age of wealth and splendour. In some cases the houses have been created from the ruins of medieval castles. In other cases the house has been built to look like a medieval castle.

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Our Picks
Erdigg

Our picks as the 5 most interesting Historic Houses to visit in Wales:

  1. Erdigg, Clwyd
  2. Powis Castle, Powys
  3. Penrhyn Castle, Gwynedd
  4. Llanerchaeron, Dyfed
  5. Plas Newydd, Anglesey
Recommended Resources

Hudsons Historic Houses and Gardens
HUDSONS is the definitive annual guide to heritage property in Britain. As the British Tourist Authority called Hudson's the "bible" of the stately house visitor to Britain. The website provides a gateway to these properties and also indicates which are available not just for visiting but also for special events, weddings,and accommodation. It incorporates all categories of ownership be it National Trust, private or public.

Country House Database - 7000 country houses in the UK and Ireland profiled

Name Town County Organisation Heritage Rating
Abbey Cwm Hir Hall Abbey Cwm Hir Powys Historic Houses Association 3 Heritage Rating
Aberconwy House Conwy Gwynedd National Trust 3 Heritage Rating
Aberdeunant Llansadwrn Dyfed National Trust 3 Heritage Rating
Bodelwyddan Castle Bodelwyddan Clwyd 3 Heritage Rating
Bodrhyddan Hall Rhuddlan Clwyd Historic Houses Association 3 Heritage Rating
Bryn Bras Castle Llanrug Gwynedd 2 Heritage Rating
Bryngwyn Hall Llanfyllin Powys Historic Houses Association 3 Heritage Rating
Brynkinalt Chirk Clwyd Historic Houses Association 3 Heritage Rating
Caer Rhun Hall Caerhun Gwynedd 2 Heritage Rating
Cefn Bryntalch Hall Llandyssil Powys 3 Heritage Rating
Cochwillan Old Hall Tal y Bont Gwynedd 3 Heritage Rating
Cors-y-Gedol Hall & Garden Dyffryn Ardudwy Gwynedd 2 Heritage Rating
Craig-y-Nos Castle and Country Park Craig-y-Nos Powys 2 Heritage Rating
Cresselly Cresselly Dyfed 3 Heritage Rating
Erddig House Wrexham Clwyd National Trust 3 Heritage Rating
Eyarth Hall Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd 3 Heritage Rating
Ffynone Mansion Newchapel Dyfed 3 Heritage Rating
Fonmon Castle Barry Glamorgan Historic Houses Association 4 Heritage Rating
Garthmyl Hall Berriew Powys 3 Heritage Rating
Gregynog Hall & Gardens Tregynon Powys 3 Heritage Rating
Gwrych Castle Abergele Clwyd 2 Heritage Rating
Gwydir Castle Llanrwst Gwynedd 3 Heritage Rating
Gyrn Castle Llanasa Clwyd 3 Heritage Rating
Hartsheath Hall Leeswood Clwyd 3 Heritage Rating
Llancaiach Fawr Manor and Living History Museum Nelson Glamorgan 3 Heritage Rating
Llanerchaeron Ciliau Aeron Dyfed National Trust 3 Heritage Rating
Llangoed Hall Llyswen Powys 2 Heritage Rating
Margam Castle Margam Glamorgan 3 Heritage Rating
Mostyn Hall Mostyn Clwyd 3 Heritage Rating
Nanteos Rhydyfelin Dyfed 3 Heritage Rating
Newton House Llandeilo Dyfed National Trust 4 Heritage Rating
Penarth Fawr Chwilog Gwynedd Cadw 3 Heritage Rating
Pencerrig Builth Wells Powys 3 Heritage Rating
Penhow Castle Penhow Gwent 4 Heritage Rating
Penrhyn Castle Bangor Gwynedd National Trust 3 Heritage Rating
Plas Berw Pentre Berw Gwynedd 3 Heritage Rating
Plas Machynlleth Machynlleth Powys 3 Heritage Rating
Plas Mawr Conwy Gwynedd Cadw 3 Heritage Rating
Plas Newydd Llanfairpwyll Gwynedd National Trust 4 Heritage Rating
Plas Newydd, Llangollen Llangollen Clwyd 3 Heritage Rating
Plas-yn-Rhiw Pwllheli Gwynedd National Trust 4 Heritage Rating
Scolton Manor Museum & Country Park Upper Scolton Dyfed 3 Heritage Rating
St Fagans Castle St Fagans Glamorgan 3 Heritage Rating
Tower Nercwys Clwyd Historic Houses Association 3 Heritage Rating
Tredegar House Newport Gwent National Trust 3 Heritage Rating
Treowen Monmouth Gwent Historic Houses Association 3 Heritage Rating
Tudor Merchant's House Tenby Dyfed National Trust 3 Heritage Rating
Ty Mawr Wybrnant Penmachno Gwynedd National Trust 4 Heritage Rating
Wern Isaf Llanfairfechan Gwynedd 2 Heritage Rating
Name Town County Organisation Heritage Rating


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Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel

Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel
Kinmel, Clwyd

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

Set in 200 acres of parkland, with breathtaking views of the Clwydian Hills and the mountains of Snowdonia less than an hour away, the Grade II listed Bodelwyddan Castle offers an experience thats truly unforgettable. … more >>

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The Declaration of Arbroath asserted the independence of what country?



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This Day in British History

25 May, 1659

Richard Cromwell resigns

Oliver Cromwell's son and heir paves the way for Restoration of the Monarchy

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This king was beheaded at Whitehall on 30 January, 1649



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Beamed open plan sitting room with wood burner and dining and kitchen areas. Utility room. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedded room. Bathroom/WC with roll top bath and separate shower …
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