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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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 Taliaris Dyfed National Trust 3 Heritage Rating
Bodelwyddan Castle Bodelwyddan Clwyd 3 Heritage Rating
Bodrhyddan Hall Rhuddlan Clwyd Historic Houses Association 3 Heritage Rating
Bryngwyn Hall Llanfyllin Powys Historic Houses Association 3 Heritage Rating
Brynkinalt Chirk Clwyd Historic Houses Association 4 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 Pen-y-Cae Powys 2 Heritage Rating
Cresselly House Cresselly Dyfed Historic Houses Association 3 Heritage Rating
Erddig House Wrexham Clwyd National Trust 3 Heritage Rating
Ffynone Mansion Boncath Dyfed 3 Heritage Rating
Fonmon Castle Barry Glamorgan Historic Houses Association 4 Heritage Rating
Gregynog Hall & Gardens Tregynon Powys 3 Heritage Rating
Gwrych Castle Abergele Clwyd 2 Heritage Rating
Gwydir Castle Llanrwst Gwynedd 3 Heritage Rating
Hartsheath Hall Pontblyddyn 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
Margam Castle Margam Glamorgan 3 Heritage Rating
Mostyn Hall Mostyn Clwyd 3 Heritage Rating
Newton House Llandeilo Dyfed National Trust 4 Heritage Rating
Penarth Fawr Chwilog Gwynedd Cadw 3 Heritage Rating
Penhow Castle Penhow Gwent 4 Heritage Rating
Penrhyn Castle Bangor Gwynedd National Trust 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 Rhiw 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 Duffryn 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
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The Beaufort Arms

The Beaufort Arms
Raglan, Gwent

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