Gregynog Hall

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GREGYNOG HALL & LIBRARY
Gregynog is one of Wales’ premier country estates and the former home of the extraordinary Davies sisters, art collectors and public benefactors. The black and white hall is surrounded by popular walking trails through the 750-acre estate which is a National Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest.

The estate is one of Wales’ most important sites for ancient parkland and wood-pasture habitats, veteran trees and nationally important lichens, insects and other wildlife, supported by these rare habitats. The Great Wood at Gregynog is one of few remaining ancient oak and lichen-rich woodlands, home to an extremely rare lichen never seen before in Wales.

Gregynog Hall is an ancient house with a Victorian face. Once a landed estate, now a Conference Centre and Wedding & Events Venue. Gregynog Hall houses a magnificent library. Fine arts, literature, language, history and culture, rub shoulders with classic publications from the Gregynog Press. Many of the books once belonged to the Davies sisters; although the greater part of the general non-fiction collection has been acquired since the 1960s.

THE GREGYNOG HALL GARDENS
The gardens at Gregynog are unrivaled, offering a mixture of formal and woodland walks. The Hall is surrounded by 750 acres of grounds containing many different landscapes including Grade 1 listed formal gardens. The Gardener’s Chronicle of 1912 described these as ‘highly artistic and in complete harmony with the natural surroundings’ CADW added ‘one of the most important parks and gardens in Powys, dating from at least 1500’

Early concrete fountains and bridges are surrounded by a mass of Rhododendrons and Azaleas. A magnificent clipped yew hedge and herbaceous borders create a spectacular backdrop to the Hall.

NATIONAL NATURE RESERVE
Gregynog has been designated a National Nature Reserve. The Estate attracts a diversity of bird life and in summer migrants share the bounty of the grounds with all three British Woodpeckers. The mouse-like Tree Creeper can be spotted among the Wellingtonia trees and in the undisturbed snows of winter we find Falcons and Sparrowhawks.

WOODLAND WALKS
There is a network of colour coded woodland walks, of varying lengths, which weave their way through the Estate and give tantalising views of both the Hall and Montgomeryshire countryside. A number of footpaths link through to neighbouring farmland for the more adventurous.

Ancient Oaks, 300 years old or more, form the Great Wood, designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest for it’s Lichen, whilst magnificent Cedar, Cypress and Copper Beech challenge those found in any Arboretum. The paths along the Wern bottom follow a beautiful shallow valley, with grazing horses, back through to the sunken lawns.

Natural beech woodlands rise above ‘The Dingle’ and the water gardens of ‘The Dell’ display fantastic specimens of long established water marginals. The meandering Bechan Brook flows through the Estate attracting Kingfishers on its way to the Lily Pond.

The Lily Lake Walk, Warren Walk, Great Wood Walk and Valley Walk have been created to offer something of interest to everyone.

THE GREEN GYM
Gregynog’s woodland Trim Trail or ‘Green Gym’ is located in beautiful woodland opposite the hall and a short walk from the main car park.Ten pieces of equipment create a circuit through the woodlands; which can be extended for runners by joining one of the four waymarked walks. The ‘Wern Walk’ which passes by the ‘Green Gym’ is 5.6km in length.

Fishing at Gwgia

Gwgia is a man made lake constructed somewhere around 1840 to supply water to the famous Gregynog Hall.

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Car parking £2.50 per day plus requested donation towards the Gregynog Trust
Free for Friends of Gregynog (£30 per year for Family Membership)

Events

Tuesday, 27th February 2024 - Tuesday, 27th February 2024

Volunteer's Day at GregynogVolunteer Open Day | GregynogWould you like to volunteer at Gregynog?
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Wednesday, 20th March 2024 - Wednesday, 20th March 2024

Support Phil’s Parkinsons’ Fun Run at GregynoGPhil’s Parkinsons’ Fun Run at GregynogSupport Phil’s fundraising for Parkinsons’ by joining in our 2k fun trail wood through the Great Wood at Gregynog starting at 2pm. 
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Saturday, 23rd March 2024 - Saturday, 23rd March 2024

Alison Cotton at GregynogAlison Cotton Concert | GregynogDoyenne of Avant Folk Alison Cotton supported by Elizabeth Still (Haress)
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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Helicopter landing

Parking

  • EV Charging
  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets
  • Telephone (public)

Site Features

  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Newtown:
Entering Newtown from the South, keep on the A489 until you reach the roundabout at McDonald’s.
Turn left at the roundabout (keeping McDonalds on your left).
Go over the river bridge following signs for the hospital. Take the fifth turning on the right (opposite the Bell Hotel). Carry on up the hill out of Newtown for approx. 6 miles.
The entrance to Gregynog is sign-posted on the left just before the village of Tregynon.

From Welshpool:
Head towards Newtown on the A483 for approx. 4 miles. Turn right towards Berriew (B4390).
In Berriew village take the second turning on the left, sign posted Bettws Cedewain 5 miles.
In Bettws follow the road round to the right (keeping the New Inn pub on your right) sign-posted Tregynon 2.5 miles.
At the next T junction the entrance to Gregynog is sign posted straight opposite

The nearest railway station is Newtown, which is 6 miles away.

Gregynog Hall & Gardens

Type:Historic House

Tregynon, Nr Newtown, Powys, SY16 3PL

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Awards

  • Trip Advisor AwardsTrip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Visit WalesVisit Wales Quality Café Visit Wales Quality Café 2017
  • Visit WalesVisit Wales VAQAS Visit Wales VAQAS 2016
  • Green TourismWales Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award Wales Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award 2016

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