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The National Trust

The National Trust is a charity and is completely independent of Government. We rely for income on membership fees, donations and legacies, and revenue raised from our commercial operations.

We have over 3.6 million members and 55,000 volunteers. More than 14 million people visit our pay for entry properties, while an estimated 50 million visit our open air properties.

We protect and open to the public over 350 historic houses, gardens and ancient monuments.

But it doesn’t stop there. We also look after forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, downs, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, castles, nature reserves, villages - for ever, for everyone.

Beautiful houses.
Amazing gardens.
Inspiring stories.

The sheer scale and enormous variety of National Trust houses and gardens means that wherever you go, you're never far from a great day out.

Penrhyn Castle

Llandygai
Bangor
LL53 4HN
01248 363219
penrhyncaslte@nationaltrust.org.uk

196 Castell Penrhyn Castle
This enormous 19th-century neo-Norman castle sits between Snowdonia and the Menai Strait. It is crammed with fascinating items, such as a one-ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria, elaborate carvings, plasterwork and mock-Norman furniture, in addition it has an outstanding collection of paintings. The restored kitchens are a delight and the stable block houses a fascinating industrial railway museum, a model railway museum and a superb dolls' museum. The 24.3 hectares (60 acres) of grounds include parkland, an exotic tree and shrub collection as well as a Victorian walled garden.

Bodnant Garden

Tal-y-Cafn
Conwy 
LL28 5RE
01492 650460
bodnantgarden@nationaltrust.org.uk
Gardd Bodnant Garden
Marvel at plants from all over the world grown from seed and cuttings collected over a century ago on plant-hunting expeditions. Created by five generations of one family, this 32-hectare (80-acre) garden is superbly located, with spectactular views across Snowdonia. With expansive lawns and intimate corners, grand ponds and impressive terraces, a steep wooded valley and stream, awe-inspiring plant collections and continually changing glorious displays of colour, there is always something to enjoy. Paths throughout allow you to explore, discover and delight in the garden's beauty – enjoy the clean, fresh fragrances of nature. Note: garden and tea-rooms managed on behalf of National Trust by Michael McLaren.

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Rhiw
Pwllheli 
Gwynedd 
LL53 8AB
01758 780219
plasynrhiw@nationaltrust.org.uk

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The house was rescued from neglect and lovingly restored by the three Keating sisters, who bought it in 1938. The views from the grounds and gardens across Cardigan Bay are among the most spectacular in Britain. The house is 16th-century with Georgian additions, and the garden contains many beautiful flowering trees and shrubs, with beds framed by box hedges and grass paths. It is stunning whatever the season.

Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant 

Penmachno
Betws-y-Coed
Conwy 
LL25 0HJ
01690 760213
tymawrwybrnant@nationaltrust.org.uk

Explore centuries of Welsh living in this traditional stone-built upland farmhouse. Set in the heart of the beautiful Conwy Valley, Tŷ Mawr was the birthplace of Bishop William Morgan, the first translator of the Bible into Welsh. Walks lead from the house through woodland and traditionally managed landscape.

Aberconwy House

Castle Street
Conwy
LL32 8AY
01492 592246
aberconwyhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk

196 150 Aberconwy House (261 200)
This is the only medieval merchant's house in Conwy to have survived the turbulent history of the walled town over nearly six centuries. Furnished rooms and an audio-visual presentation show daily life from different periods in its history.

Craflwyn 

Beddgelert
Gwynedd
LL55 4NG
01766 510120
craflwyn@nationaltrust.org.uk

196 150 Craflwyn (235 180)
In the 19th century the farmland at Craflwyn was landscaped and exotic trees were introduced. Rhododendron was particularly fashionable and it was planted all around the estate. The Trust is now working hard to prevent the spread of rhododendron, as it chokes other plants and is poisonous to livestock. This conservation clearance work has uncovered a woodland garden with ponds, rockeries and waterfalls.

Conwy Suspension Bridge

Conwy
LL32 8LD
01492 573282
conwybridge@nationaltrust.org.uk 

196 150 Pont Grog Conwy Suspension Bridge (261 200)
See how trade and travel brought Conwy to life and discover how a husband and wife kept Thomas Telford's bridge open every day of the year, whatever the weather.
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