The National Trust operate and care for some of the most beautiful natural landscape and historic buildings in the country. North Wales is proud to be home to some of these landmarks and if you are planning a trip to North Wales then these attractions are not to be missed.
Porthmadog is perfectly situated as a place to stay if you are planning to visit some of these National Trust attractions. We can offer you accommodation in Porthmadog which is comfortable and cosy; perfect for relaxing in after a busy day exploring the local attractions. Our staff are extremely knowledgeable of the local area and can give you plenty of advice about the best National Trust attractions to visit, including these listed below.
Over 400 years after their ancestors moved in to the stately home, the Myddelton family still live in Chirk Castle. The building is full of ancient tapestries, ornate furniture and grand portraits which serve to create a feeling of grandeur and opulence. In the grounds outside you will find a well tendered shrub garden, a lime tree avenue and a picturesque terrace. The grounds also include the old tower and dungeon, always a reminder of the castles fortress history.
Penrhyn Castle was built in the early 19th century as a home for the Pennant family; a wealthy sugar trading family. Nestles between Snowdonia and the Menai Strait, this enormous castle is surrounded by acres of glorious parkland where you will find railways, trails and all manner of wildlife. The castle itself is home to a Victorian kitchen, the bed of a queen and a doll’s museum which will catch the imagination of any small child. There are many other decadent surprised to be found in this neo-Norman castle so plan to make a full day of it.
One of the world’s more spectacular gardens, Bodnant Garden offers unparalleled views over Snowdonia. The inspiring collection of plants creates a wondrous environment to enjoy the views and trails of the wooded valley with its calming stream and waterfall below. Enjoy walking through the splendid gardens and valley to work up an appetite before stopping for refreshments or afternoon tea in the Pavilion tea-room.
National Trust sites provide a wealth of educational opportunities as well as a lot of fun. Why not include them in your next trip to North Wales?