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Luxury boutique hotel set on the coast in the foothills of Snowdonia. A friendly warm welcome and exquisite food await at this delightful hidden gem of a hotel. Take a stroll round the 15 acres in the summer or sit by the roaring log fire on a cold winter's day, you'll relax the minute you arrive. Located between the Menai Straits and Snowdonia mountain range and a short drive away from some of the country's best views, beaches, castles and other tourist attractions.
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Stay in a Deluxe room and receive:
- A complimentary bottle of chilled Champagne in your room on arrival and a box of chocolates
- 3 course dinner for two on the first evening, sittings are at 6pm and 8pm
- Afternoon Tea either on arrival or on guests second day
- Full Welsh breakfast for two daily
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- 5* independant hotel
- Award winning stylish restaurant
- Beautiful gardens with sea views
- Individually decorated bedrooms
- Located on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park
- Short distance from many local attractions & Caernarfon Castle
- Worlds Fastest and Longest Zip Line is just a short drive away
- Plas Dinas is one of the smallest properties we feature. Expect to see the owners running around doing everything, from dinner to drinks to breakfast! -
- The restaurant is open daily from the beginning of April until the end of October. For November, January, February and March, it is closed on Sunday and Mondays. Sittings are at 6pm and 8pm
How to find Plas Dinas Country House
Plas Dinas Country House
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Breakfast: 8am-9.30am Mon-Fri 8.00am-10.00am Sat & Sun
Dinner: 6pm and 8 pm sittings, please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Guests can enjoy pre dinner drinks and nibbles in the Drawing Room.
Please note that the restaurant is open daily from the beginning of April until the end of October.The restaurant is open daily from the beginning of April until the end of October. For November, January, February and March, it is closed on Sunday and Mondays. Sittings are at 6pm and 8pm
Large free car park. Helipad also available.
Limited access, please ask us regarding specific issues.
They do not accept children under the age of 12. Teenagers will require their own room as they do not have any family rooms.
15 acres of grounds with enviable views
Formerly the weekend home of Princess Margaret.Plas Dinas still retains many family portraits, memorabilia and original furniture.
It presents the opportunity to enjoy the ambience of genuine Welsh gentleman's country residence, largely unspoilt by it's conversion to luxury accommodation
The Welsh Mountain Railway is available and goes through the grounds of Plas Dinas.
History of the hotel
Plas Dinas is Grade II listed and dates back to the mid-seventeenth century but with extensive Victorian additions. The original house was built around the substantial stone arched fireplace which can still be seen in the Gun Room today.
The house, surrounded by farmland, came into the possession of the Armstrong-Jones family in the nineteenth century through marriage. In 1899 Sir Robert Jones, who subsequently altered his name to Armstrong-Jones, had a son named Ronald. The family was, at that time, living in the London area and retained Plas Dinas as their country home.
Ronald Jones married Anne, and the marriage produced a son, Antony, who in 1961 married HRH Princess Margaret, the Queen's sister. Lord Snowdon, who suffered a major attack of polio in his youth built a reputation for photography and has portrayed many famous people in his career, including members of the current House of Windsor.
In 1963, he was appointed to the post of Constable of Caernarfon Castle and when the young Prince Charles became Prince of Wales, he was largely responsible for organising the investiture ceremony in the castle. Princess Margaret regularly spent weekends at Plas Dinas during this period in their marriage.
The hotel only has two dog friendly rooms, The Judges and Major, which are available on request. Please contact our reservations team to check availability and pricing before booking.
A charge of £15 per dog per night is applicable.
Please be aware that dogs are not allowed in areas where food is being served. They are allowed in the lounge outside of dining times but must be kept on a lead at all times.
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