Stately Homes, Castles and Gardens to Visit in Wales

Please note that not all properties included in this section offer free access to HHA Friends. Those that offer free access have the words Free to Friends in the More Information section on the right hand side of their entries and are also listed in the annual Friends Handbook. No other properties can be visited free.

Showing 18 properties in Wales

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Occupied as a home since the 13th century, this medieval castle has exceptional Georgian interiors and is surrounded by extensive gardens.

This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please chec... read more
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17th century house replacing a much earlier one and the home of the Conwy family for over 500 years, it was reworked in 1875 by the famous architect William Eden Nesfield. The interior includes collections of armour, portraits and an Egyptian mummy.
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Stradey Castle is a 'set piece' Victorian house virtually unchanged since the 19th century. It is Grade 2* listed. The restoration of this important heritage property, the surrounding terrace and woodland gardens and parkland is well underway. The house ... read more
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Llanvihangel Court is an historic 15C Tudor Manor with landscaped gardens. The house contains fine 17C panelling and plaster ceilings, with an important oak st... read more
Tower - Wales
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As its name suggests, Tower is based around a fortified tower house said to have been built by Rheinalt ap Gruffydd Bleddyn in the mid-15th century and scene of ... read more
Hartsheath - Wales
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18th and 19th century house set in parkland.

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Built by the illustrious North Wales Wynn family, c. 1500, a fine example of a Tudor courtyard house incorporating medieval material from the dissolved abbey of ... read more
Cresselly - Wales
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Cresselly is a handsome and inviting old country house with a long history of hospitality and good living. The visitors’ book, going back a hundred years, records the regular arrivals and departures of aristocrats and gentry invited for country and sporti... read more
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The seat of the Phillips family since around 1300, the bleak castle's remodelling in the mid-18th century created a country house with fine plasterwork and panelling, while a Regency wing was added in the 1800s.

Features: 40-acre woodland g... read more
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9 acres of garden and woodland. The gardens comprise various elements such as woodland garden, walled garden, three water gardens, a gravel garden (winner of British Association of Landscaping Industries award), plus formal and informal areas of planting.... read more
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Set at the foot of glorious rolling hills and overlooking the Severn valley, Plas Dinam is the perfect location to enjoy un-spoilt Welsh countryside at its best. Whether for a weekend or holiday with friends, as a corporate getaway or as a spectacular wed... read more
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The gardens at Plas Brondanw are a fine example of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis's talent for creative landscape design. The main features date from the early part of the 20th century before he began Portmeirion, but work continued on and off until the 1960s.... read more
Treowen - Wales
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Grade I Listed house built about 1620. Panelled rooms, magnificent staircases, delightful gardens, breathtaking views, private woodland walks and a lofty position at the far end of a half mile long drive in one of the most beautiful corners of Wales. read more
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Town house, dating back to at least the 17th century. Red brick garden facade in Queen Anne style, dating from 1752. Street facade remodelled in Georgian style (date unknown). Many original features, including fine staircase. Delightful town garden with o... read more
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In a mid Wales setting of breathtaking beauty, history and romance, The Hall and its 12 landscaped acres overlook the ruins of the 12th century Cisterian 'Abbey of the Long Valley' in which Llewellyn the Last is buried and the church. It is Grade II* list... read more
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An Ancient House with a Victorian Facade. Situated far from any city yet at the heart of Welsh History, Art & Politics. Once a landed estate, now a conference centre, wedding venue, Grade I listed garden and events venue. Famed for centuries for its h... read more
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The house is a modest Georgian gentleman’s residence and it is believed to be of Irish design. We regret that the house is not open to visitors. The main attraction at Plas Cadnant is the Hidden Gardens. The ten acres of formal and informal gardens set in... read more
Ffynone - Wales
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The Ffynone estate belonged at one time to the Morgan family of Blaenbwlan, from whom it was purchased by Captain Stephen Colby in 1752. The Ffynone mansion was built in 1795 by architect John Nash and passed down in the Colby family to John Vaughan Colby... read more