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The 12 best historic houses and gardens to visit in Wales

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Plas Brondanw incredible topiary garden

Croeso i Gymru! Welcome to Wales, a country full of some of the most stunning landscapes imaginable, with a proud and distinct history that’s reflected in its wealth of historic houses and gardens. If you’re planning a visit to Wales, make sure to schedule in time to peruse this glorious heritage. Scroll down to see more or view a map of all the houses and gardens you can see in Wales here.

North Wales

Visit Wales sustainably

We’ve teamed up with the team at Good Journey to find means of helping you find ways to travel more sustainably to extraordinary places. While you might think it difficult to find means of using public transport to visit some of the more rural historic houses and gardens in Wales, don’t worry, Good Journey have a solution. Visit their website for further information.

..also in North Wales

Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, Anglesey

South Wales

Days out in Wales

Anyone who’s spent time in Wales can attest to the majestic splendour of the country, its people and heritage. If you’re looking to visit Wales soon, we hope you’ll find time to visit its historic houses and gardens. You can view a map of all these wonderful places to enjoy a day out in Wales on our map linked here.

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Plas Brondanw garden lodge in Wales

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