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Plas Newydd

Plas Newydd 3.0 miles

Thank you to Manfred Heyde 

Not far from Ceiriog Valley Park Plas Newydd is famous for being the home of two Irish ladies, Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby who eloped and set up home in the late 1800’s.  This was considered by most to be quite scandalous.  Plas Newydd was enlarged enlarged over time and includes many Gothic features.  Eventually the ladies and their unusual lifestyle gradually became accepted, and their home was visited by many famous people including The Duke of Wellington, Sir Walter Scott, William Wordsworth and many others the gardens, also, have many Gothic features such as a “ruined” archway, rustic bridges over rushing torrents and a temple.