Plas Brondanw

Gardens considered by some to be Clough Williams-Ellis's most important creation.

Llanfrothen, near Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd, LL48 6SW

Plas Brondanw in Gwynedd, Wales

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Free for members
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Free parking
  • Garden only
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
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Plas Brondanw was built by Clough Williams-Ellis’s ancestor around 1550. He was given the house by his father in 1908. “It was for Brondanw’s sake that I worked and stinted” he wrote, “for its sake that I chiefly hoped to prosper”.

Although less well known than his village and gardens at Portmeirion, the gardens of Brondanw are nevertheless considered by many to be Clough Williams-Ellis’smost important creation. All proceeds and donations go directly towards the cost of maintaining the garden.

The house itself is now also open to the public and houses an art gallery of ever changing artists and some of Susan Williams-Ellis’s art work and artefacts.

Plas Brondanw is also host to a charming cafe. The ideal venue to taste local Welsh produce, at its very best, whilst enjoying the tranquility of the gardens.

Opening Times


Gardens and cafe: 10.30am to 3.45pm, Wednesday to Sunday from Easter to the end of September.

No pre-booking required. Historic Houses members simply bring your membership cards.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times


Historic Houses members visit for free.

Standard Entry: £5.00

Gift Aid Entry: £5.50

Children Under 16: £1.00

Group Visits

Guided tours of the gardens at Plas Brondanw can be arranged with Paul o’Byrne, our Head Gardener.

Please book in advance, for groups or tours of 12 or more people and coach parties, by emailing or calling us.

01766 772 772

  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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Plas Brondanw sculpture with hose

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