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photoblog image (North Wales Notebook)  Plas Newydd 1/5

(North Wales Notebook) Plas Newydd 1/5

We had a weeks holiday in Porthmadog, North Wales in early September and so for the next few weeks I will be featuring a variety of images and collages, and a mix of subjects, which I hope you find entertaining.

 

Plas Newydd, located in Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey, Wales, is the country seat of the Marquess of Anglesey, the family's other seat being at Beaudesert, Staffordshire.

 

The house is situated on the bank of the Menai Strait and has magnificent views of Snowdonia. The origins of the house date to the 14th century, but its current design dates from the 18th century and is largely the work of James Wyatt. The estate itself can be traced to the 15th century when it was owned by the Griffiths', owners of a large estate in nearby Bangor. It also contains Rex Whistler’s largest painting and an exhibition of his work.

(North Wales Notebook) Plas Newydd 1/5

We had a weeks holiday in Porthmadog, North Wales in early September and so for the next few weeks I will be featuring a variety of images and collages, and a mix of subjects, which I hope you find entertaining.

 

Plas Newydd, located in Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey, Wales, is the country seat of the Marquess of Anglesey, the family's other seat being at Beaudesert, Staffordshire.

 

The house is situated on the bank of the Menai Strait and has magnificent views of Snowdonia. The origins of the house date to the 14th century, but its current design dates from the 18th century and is largely the work of James Wyatt. The estate itself can be traced to the 15th century when it was owned by the Griffiths', owners of a large estate in nearby Bangor. It also contains Rex Whistler’s largest painting and an exhibition of his work.

comments (20)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Jan 2011, 07:22
Ahh yes: I can see the famous bridge in the background
Brian Walbey: It is quite a big construction Chris.
Nice to see the famous bridge that featured on Portillo the other evening
Brian Walbey: Yes and you'll see another shot of it later in the week Bill.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Jan 2011, 08:00
I like the people in the scene, too, giving scale to that huge tree. What an expansive place, Brian.
Brian Walbey: This is a lovely place in a beautiful spot Ginnie.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 17 Jan 2011, 08:07
What a fresh image, just how I imaginge England and Wales
Brian Walbey: It has been built in a very beautiful spot Chatal, those people all those years ago had plenty of money to build in the best places.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 17 Jan 2011, 09:30
the vine growing along one side adds a splace of colour to the grey stone. Lovely image
Brian Walbey: It does indeed Ausiie, thanks for your comment.
I've never been there Brian..So its good to see your pic's of the area.
Brian Walbey: We enjoyed our visit there Ron.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Jan 2011, 10:36
I never realised the Menai Strait was so narrow! What a beautiful location.
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely spot as you will see later in the week Ingrid.
I watched the tv programme, must visit this area, in fact the train ride looks good also.
Brian Walbey: The train ride is very picturesque John and this area is lovely.
I visited Porthmadog back when I was 17 so I will enjoy going back there and see all the things I missed like this one.
Brian Walbey: If you have time look back two weeks and you will see my pictures of Porthnadog harbour Janet.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 17 Jan 2011, 11:45
It was only last night that I watched Portillo's great railway journey's at the same location.
Brian Walbey: It is quite a good series with Portillo Chad.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 17 Jan 2011, 12:31
Great photo so much detail
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
Interesting image, the more you look the more you see. What a great location for the house.
Brian Walbey: It is in a really lovely spot Martin.
Fabulous views they have, they certainly knew where to build them smile
Brian Walbey: Well I guess they had the money to build where they wanted Linda.
Lovely capture of the beautiful elevated grounds around this magnificent property, Brian.

I'm always impressed by the number of letters in Welsh locations. Llanfairpwllgwyngyll...now that's a real tongue twister.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Beverly. Although I'm not Welsh I can actually say that long name, quite passably, so I'm told.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Jan 2011, 14:55
Interesting to see a distant view of the bridge that was featured in Michael Portillo's prgramme last week. What a great view from this house.

The NT's local Mottisfont Abbey has a Whistler Room.
Brian Walbey: The view from the house and garden is fabulous Alan, you will see some of it later in the week.
That stone work in the foreground looks like part of a Haha
Brian Walbey: It's actually quite a nice bit of stonework isn't it Richard.
Been past it a couple of times on my way to the ferry - must stop off next time!
Brian Walbey: Well worth a visit Tom.
great shot, so much to see
Brian Walbey: Indeed there is, thanks Tom.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Jan 2011, 22:03
Not somewhere I know well, it looks grand in your photo!
Brian Walbey: A nice place to visit Mike.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Jan 2011, 23:47
What a beautiful scene...serious choccie box, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.

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