‘Situated on the coast near the town of Llanbedrog sits Plas Glyn y Weddw. The huge Gothic mansion houses a gorgeous modern art gallery, woodland walks, a Cafe, and a quite spectacular view of the Irish Sea…’
The rhododendrons were a riot of blues, whites and hot pinks. Visitors and their lovely dogs were already sitting out on the lawn picnic tables reading maps and drinking coffee. I immediately wanted to go and speak to the puppies, but I’m always worried their humans will think I’m odd, so I restrained myself. I did stare at them a lot, though.
|Plas Glyn Mansion House|
As I’m no use to anyone without my morning coffee fix, I dragged LT into the Cafe with the promise of tea and cake. The staff was mainly made up of young girls, who were friendly and efficient. LT wolfed down some sort of raspberry strudel which disappeared in a matter of seconds. If that’s not confirmation of how tasty it was, I don’t know what is.
|The lovely surroundings of the Cafe. Check out the cakes on the left…|
The entrance way to the main gallery is really impressive, with high vaulted ceilings and stained glass windows. It was brilliant to see so much local art and I was really impressed by the talent on display.
Obviously, I also managed to sniff out some Scottish artwork in the shape of piggy banks. I think this helps to reinforce the stereotypes about Scots and, shall we say…their love of not spending money. Clearly, this isn’t true as I spent a pound on the car park. A WHOLE POUND. I feel I’ve made my case.
|stained glass and vaulted ceilings|
A Walk in the Woods…
We spent an amiable hour, happily wandering through the floors of the gallery. We stopped occasionally to gaze out of the upper windows at the green seas in the distance. After looking through the ‘Haf’ exhibition (Welsh for summer), we took ourselves down the gallery shop to stick our snouts in before heading outside to check out the woodland walks.
|colourful rhododendrons in the grounds|