|POWIS CASTLE & GARDEN||Museums & Galleries|
|Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF|
It has taken the Herbert family over four centuries to convert their former medieval fortress into the homelike family property you can visit today. Furnished with lavish fabrics and charming works of art from the world over, with the interior harking back to both the Elizabethan and Edwardian periods of English history. Visit the Clive Museum. Here you will discover the most unique assortment of Indian artefacts held in private hands! From weapons to a gold jewelled tiger's head, the largest collection of its kind in the United Kingdom. Renowned throughout the world, the gardens are an diverse mixture of Italianate terraces and herbaceous borders, the formal garden with clipped yews and woodlands boasting a number of champion trees.
|LLANERCHAERON||Stately Homes & Gardens|
|Aberaeron, Lampeter, SA48 8DG|
National Trust property, Llanerchaeron is a small 18th-century Welsh gentry estate, set in the beautiful Dyffryn Aeron.
The estate survived virtually unaltered into the 20th century and was bequeathed to the National Trust by J. P. Ponsonby Lewes in 1989. The house was designed and built by John Nash in 1794-96 and is the most complete example of his early work. Llanerchaeron was a self-sufficient estate - evident in the dairy, laundry, brewery and salting house of the service courtyard, as well as the home farm buildings from the stables to the threshing barn. Llanerchaeron today is a working organic farm and the two restored walled gardens also produce home grown fruit and herbs. There are extensive walks around the estate and parkland.