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Plas Dinas Mawddwy (also known as Plas Buckley, Y Plas)6751


At its heyday the estate extended to 4500 hectares of mountain and the house and park occupied most of the former village. There were exotic trees and shrubs, drives and lodges. On the terrace to the north and east of the house were seven elaborately planted geometric beds. To the west was a quadrangular geometrically-planted garden with a fountain at its centre and glasshouses against the walls on three sides. To the east the land sloped away to the lawn and the river. Parts of the site are now a caravan park.



  • Formal
  • Mansion House (featured building)
  • Description: A lavish Victorian Gothick style mansion with a tall central tower and prominent gables. The fire-damaged shell was cleared away in 1960.
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Visitor Access & Directions


The estate is approached on the A470 eastward from Dolgellau. The mansion was formerly just north of the two chapels which remain in Dinas Mawddwy.



  • Caroline Palmer