Plas Dinas Country House | The Gunroom Restaurant


Bontnewydd, CAERNARFON, Gwynedd, LL54 7YF

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The Gunroom Restaurant at Plas Dinas Country House


The ancestral home of the Armstrong-Jones family where Lord Snowdon and HRH Princess Margaret once lived, this historic country house is set in 15 acres with beautiful scenery. Voted Hotel of the Year at the Go North Wales Tourism Awards 2021 and 2022. Ten individually designed rooms designed around the Armstrong-Jones room provide luxury accommodation, while the award-winning Gunroom restaurant headed up by Head Chef and TV personality Daniel ap Geraint is a Michelin guide listed restaurant offering a romantic dining experience that celebrates local and seasonal produce. Whether you are looking to relax by a log fire in the Drawing Room or explore the beautiful gardens, you will relax the minute you arrive. The 400-year-old house still contains much of the family memorabilia & antiques making it a unique & interesting place to stay.

The Welsh Highland Railway goes through the grounds at Plas Dinas and makes for a delightful sight and sound during the summer months. This 5* Country House is full of quirks, with original 400 year old walls and unbelievable amount of character.

People travel from all over the world to experience this fabulous County House. Being located just 17 minutes by car from Llanberis and Snowdon, a short drive through the incredible Snowdonia National Park to Zip World and Surf Snowdonia or less than 10 minutes to Rib Ride around the island of Anglesey. Plas Dinas is perfectly located to experience so many wonderful attractions, from adrenaline filled to a walk around the National Trust properties, Caernarfon Castle or experience the incredible award-winning beeches located on Anglesey.

Further information is available on our website.


Booking & Payment Details

  • American Express accepted
  • Travel agent bookings
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Evening meals
  • Licenced (table or bar)
  • Restaurant open to non-residents
  • Snacks/afternoon tea
  • Special diets available
  • Vegetarian diet available

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating
  • Real log/coal fires


  • Staff fluent in French
  • Staff fluent in Italian
  • Staff fluent in Welsh

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities

Leisure Facilities

  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Conference facilities


  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Lounge for residents' use
  • Television available
  • Totally non-smoking
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar in bedrooms
  • Radio
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Television

Site Features

  • Building of historical interest
  • Garden

Target Markets

  • Coach parties welcomed
  • Hen/Stag Dos NOT Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Situated off the A487 in the village of Bontnewydd, 1.5 miles South of Caernarfon.

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)


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