‘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…’
Now, THIS is what I call a view
As we continue to explore in North Wales, we spotted Plas Glyn y Weddw on Trip Adviser and decided we’d roll by and take a look. We arrived on a warm and sunny Saturday afternoon and were immediately taken by the mansion house and beautifully manicured gardens. 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
There’s a small car park on site, which is free of charge for the first half hour. Subsequent hours are charged at £1. Given that the gallery and exhibitions are all free of charge, it’s an absolute bargain.
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
There are several walks to choose from, each marked with the cutest signpost (as pictured above). The surrounding woodlands are lovely and, as we walked towards the main bulk of trees, we noticed that the outbuilding towards the car park has a roof terrace. This provides additional space for which visitors to relax in.