Plas Newydd Interior, Anglesey, Wales
 
The Staircase Hall, Plas Newydd, Menai Bridge, Bangor, Caernarfonshire, Wales, Great Britain
Plas Newydd.

The Staircase Hall showing two obvious fluted pillars. These pillars are not what they seem as they are made from wood and painted to resemble marble. Quite convincing really.

Comment  


 
The Entrance Hall, Plas Newydd, Menai Bridge, Bangor, Caernarfonshire, Wales, Great Britain
Plas Newydd.

The Main Entrance to the house seen from the floor above with the door, on the right, to the Great Hall.

Comment  


 
Lord Anglesey's Bedroom, Plas Newydd, Menai Bridge, Bangor, Caernarfonshire, Wales, Great Britain
Plas Newydd.

Lord Anglesey's Bedroom. This type of bed, covered in Chinese silk and painted with flowers, is known as an "angel" or flying-tester as the tester is hung from the ceiling rather than supported by posts.

Comment  


 
The Bedroom, Plas Newydd, Menai Bridge, Bangor, Caernarfonshire, Wales, Great Britain
Plas Newydd.

The Marchioness of Anglesey's bedroom used by successive Marchionesses of Anglesey for at least a hundred years. It occupies the first floor octagonal tower built in 1753 by Sir Nicholas Bayly.

Comment  


 
The Study, Plas Newydd, Menai Bridge, Bangor, Caernarfonshire, Wales, Great Britain
Plas Newydd.

The Study was used by the late 7th Marquess of Anglesey until he died in 2013. When he bequeathed the property to the National Trust he requested that it be left as he left it, hence the mess!

Comment  


 
The Octagon, Plas Newydd, Menai Bridge, Bangor, Caernarfonshire, Wales, Great Britain
Plas Newydd.

The Octagon was created in the early 1750s and was one of the main living rooms in the house. Lady Anglesey used it as her sitting room and her bedroom was upstairs above this room.

Comment  


 
The Whistler painting, Plas Newydd, Menai Bridge, Bangor, Caernarfonshire, Wales, Great Britain
Plas Newydd.

This amazing mural, around 58 feet long and the largest Whistler ever created, was designed as an imaginary view from the windows of Plas Newydd House, the country seat of Charles Paget, 6th Marquess of Anglesey. Paget commissioned the work in 1936 from the artist Rex Whistler.

The coastal town is imaginary but the mountains behind are those of Snowdonia. This scene was one of Whistler's great masterpieces, and he included a portrait of himself as a gardener with broom in hand although it's not visible in this photograph.

Comment