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Plas Mawr
Plas Mawr
Conwy
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About Plas Mawr (Cadw)

Ni fu erioed gwell enw ar adeilad. Yn anad dim, Plas Mawr yw’r tŷ tref Elisabethaidd ceinaf sydd wedi goroesi yn unrhyw le ym Mhrydain.

Roedd hon yn oes aur, a masnachwyr cyfoethog dros ben yn buddsoddi mewn plastai, gosodiadau drud ac adloniant moethus. Roedd Robert Wynn, trydydd mab tirfeddiannwr lleol, am gael rhan yn hyn oll.

Daeth i wasanaethu diplomyddion Tuduraidd a theithio i lysoedd brenhinol mwyaf ysblennydd Ewrop. Wedi gwneud ei ffortiwn, prynodd blasty yng Nghonwy am £200 a rhwng 1576 a 1585 bu wrthi’n ei droi’n ddathliad o’i fywyd, yr oes a chyfoeth.
The house’s main frontage is discreetly hidden away in a steep narrow lane. So the High Street gatehouse only hints at the grandeur within, as you rise via a series of terraces to explore 17 impressive rooms.

You won’t have to look far for clues about its creator. Wynn’s initials – R.W. – can be found all over Plas Mawr’s vividly painted ornamental plasterwork.

Over the centuries it became a courthouse, a school and even an art gallery. Perhaps this continual use enabled it to remain so miraculously intact. Four years of painstaking restoration have recreated the Elizabethan garden and returned all the light-filled rooms to their original glory.

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