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Plas Newydd

For nearly 50 years, this unique black and white cottage was the home to Sarah Ponsonby and Lady Eleanor Butler, otherwise known as the Ladies of Llangollen.

The couple spent their ‘sweet and delicious retirement’ at Plas Newydd, reading, writing and painting. They became celebrities of the age, with romantic poets such as Lord Byron and Wordsworth, as well as the Duke of Wellington, among their visitors.

The house was given its Gothic exterior by later owners but the oak carvings that fill the interior were all collected by the Ladies. The gardens are also worth a stroll, and there’s a café and bowling green, too.

Plas Newydd, Hill Street, Llangollen, Denbighshire, LL20 8AW.

For general enquiries, bookings or special occasions please call: 01978 862834 (April – Sept), or 01824 708274 (October – March). For more information, visit www.denbighshire.gov.uk/heritage