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Historic Houses of Snowdonia

Snowdonia is home to some beautiful houses. Ambling around, taking in the incredible interiors, stunning gardens and histories are always a great way to while away an afternoon and the tales of romance, bribery and smuggling of contraband are just an added bonus! If you are looking for something different to do while you are here or the weather is getting in the way of your outdoor activities, why not take a day out and visit some of these beautiful homes. Here are four of our favourite historic houses of Snowdonia…   PENRYN CASTLE | BANGOR Home to Dawkins – Pennant’s, this mock castle in Norman style is so impressive with its abundance of intricate plaster and stone carving; especially the stone staircase which is breathtaking. Queen Victoria is one of the more notable guests and the slate bed which was commissioned for her stay in 1859 is still in situ. A walled garden, extensive formal…

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TOP 5 | BEAUTIFUL GARDENS OF SNOWDONIA

A beautiful garden never fails to impress whether or not you are into gardening. There are a few notable gardens in snowdonia that are worth visiting and if you are partial to a bit of horticulture, then they are a must! Each season offers something different and they are a perfect distraction any time of the year. Here are our top 5 beautiful gardens of Snowdonia:   BODNANT GARDEN | CONWY Owned by the National Trust and set over 80 acres, Bodnant Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK. There is a wide range of interesting and beautiful plants from all over the world, particularly China, North America, Europe and Japan that are suited to the Welsh climate and soil.   PORTMEIRION | PENRHYDEUDRAETH The magical village created by Clough Williams Ellis in the 1920’s is spectacular in its self, but along side it are a formal garden within the village as…

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